B.C.’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) busted an alleged drug trafficker in downtown Maple Ridge with suspected crystal meth, cocaine and a bullet-proof vest.
Team spokesperson Sgt. Brenda Winpenny said the UGET officers were conducting proactive enforcement patrols on the afternoon of March 19, when they saw a vehicle parked in a mall parking lot, whose driver appeared to be trafficking drugs.
“A vehicle stop was initiated, and due to the actions of the driver, the vehicle was searched for officer safety. Inside the vehicle, officers located a cell phone and two black duffel bags.”
One duffel bag contained what appeared to be approximately 2.5 kg of crystal meth and 500 grams of cocaine. In the second bag was a black ballistic vest.
The 24-year-old male occupant was arrested, and released pending criminal charges. The phone, drugs, ballistic vest and vehicle were all seized.
“Our UGET officers are conducting proactive enforcement daily in our communities across the province – this is another example of UGET officers locating potentially deadly drugs and disrupting criminal activity which poses a high risk to public safety,” said Winpenny.
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