Six people have been charged a lengthy police investigation in Surrey and New Westminster turned up a large quantity of drugs containing lethal amounts of fentanyl.
New Westminster police launched an investigation a year ago into suspected drug dealing in New Westminster.
Police say search warrants were executed throughout Surrey and New Westminster, and from those officers seized a large amount of drugs, including heroin containing lethal levels of fentanyl.
Investigators also seized a number of vehicles, a large quantity of cash, multiple firearms, and replica firearms.
Six people are facing multiple drug trafficking-related charges: Neil Naidu, 31, of Surrey; Mannish Lidhar, 25, of Surrey; Pahul Lidhar, 20, of Surrey; Tyler Sandhu, 28, of Surrey; Eric Hanif, 32, of Surrey; And Matthew Sharif, 24 of Chilliwack.
“These kinds of investigations take a lot of experience and expertise from detectives, and our Street Crime Unit along with our partnering agencies have successfully recommended multiple drug offence charges,” said New Westminster police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Scott.
Naidu remains in custody to appear in court, and the others have been released pending an upcoming court appearance.
Source:: Vancouver Sun