Surrey RCMP bust pair of teens with loaded weapons and drugs

Teens had guns, drugs

Surrey RCMP have disconnected a suspected dial-a-dope operation in Whalley.

Sgt. Elenore Sturko said two youths were arrested after police busted a cache site linked to the operation.

The investigation began in early February in relation to suspected drug trafficking at an underground parkade in the 10700-block of University Drive.

Further investigation led police to a unit inside the condominium tower related to the parkade.

On Feb. 25, a search warrant was executed at the condominium, leading to the discovery of a multi-ounce drug cache and packaging site.

“Two 16-year-old males were arrested. One is alleged to have been in possession of a loaded handgun at the time of his arrest,” said Sturko.

During the investigation, police located and seized bulk and pre-packaged quantities of suspected powder cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, fentanyl and MDMA.

In addition to the loaded handgun, a loaded pistol grip shot gun was seized along with $11,000 in cash.

Neither of the suspects have known connections to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. Both youths have been released from police custody and charges have not yet been filed.

“It is concerning to see youth involved in drug trafficking,” said Staff Sgt. Glenn Leeson. “Not only are they putting community members at risk by trafficking potentially lethal drugs, but they are also putting themselves in danger.

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