66-year-old Surrey man caught with 17 kg of cocaine

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Calgary, January 15 (CINEWS): In Surrey, everyone seems to be speculating about the identity of the 66-year-old Surrey resident who was caught with 17 kg of cocaine worth $1.7 million. Alberta RCMP made this stunning seizure on Saturday.
A 66-year-old man from Surrey has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking with an upcoming court date in Stony Plain.
On January 9, RCMP Traffic Services members working on Highway 16 near Stony Plain stopped a vehicle for a vehicle equipment violation.
RCMP said: “Indications roadside led to the Traffic Services officer entering into a drug investigation.”
Police service dog Henri was deployed and he indicated the presence of a controlled substance. Drug trafficking is a major issue facing the large South Asian community in places like Surrey. Gang violence over drug distribution, territory and trafficking is something that happens very often. Random drive-by shootings have claimed lives and shaken entire neighborhoods in the past few years. Despite progress made in the fight against drugs and the ensuing violence, lots more needs to be done. Not only have some bad actors to be taken off the streets, efforts to prevent young men susceptible to joining gangs and getting into the drug business needs to be stepped up fast.

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