Surrey RCMP seized a loaded handgun during a drug raid believed to be stolen during a previous Chilliwack break-and-enter.
The loaded, semi-automatic Walther PPK pistol was found along with a significant amount of drugs at a Guildford home known as a problem residence by neighbours.
Local residents reported suspicious activity to police originating from a residence in the 8400-block of 154th Street in Surrey.
Surrey RCMP’s Community Response Unit (CRU) led the investigation with assistance from the Drug and Bike Units. After a lengthy investigation officers were able to obtain a search warrant for the home on Feb. 13. During the search, officers located amounts equivalent to 50,000 doses of suspected methamphetamine, 2,600 doses of suspected heroin, 600 doses of suspected marijuana, 250 doses of suspected cocaine, over 100 pieces of various stolen and counterfeit identity cards, and many items suspected to be from retail theft.
In addition, police found the pistol believed to have been stolen during a residential break-and-enter in Chilliwack.
“We’re very thankful for the community’s assistance on this file,” said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Scotty Schumann. “Residents in this neighbourhood were keenly aware of what was going on in the immediate area and the investigation certainly benefited from their observations. The Surrey RCMP and the community it serves can improve the safety and livability for all residents when they work together to solve crime.”
Officers are continuing the investigation while processing and analyzing all of the exhibits seized. Arrests and are expected at a later date.