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Burnaby investigation into gang-linked drug group leads to Coquitlam raid

Cocaine, fentanyl, $15,000, handgun and other weapons were seized after a 'months-long' investigation.

Drug and weapons charges are pending against two men after a months-long Burnaby RCMP investigation into a drug organization that police say is linked to Lower Mainland gangs.

Police raided a residence in Coquitlam last Thursday (June 3), and a search warrant yielded multiple ounces of suspected cocaine and fentanyl, $15,000 in cash, a 2020 Toyota Highlander, several weapons, including a handgun, and ammunition for an SKS assault rifle, according to a news release.

A Coquitlam man was arrested at the scene but has since been released, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Kalanj.

Kalanj said police will be forwarding drug and weapons charges against that man and another suspect in the case.

Police say both are associated with a gang-linked drug organization.

“This enforcement action serves to cut off the lethal supply of street drugs to users and will also significantly disrupt this organization,” said Burnaby RCMP Insp. Matt Toews.

“These weapons are often used by gangs for violent incidents and murders such as the ones most recently plaguing the Lower Mainland.”

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