Police seized drugs and a makeshift garrote. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)
Police seized drugs and a makeshift garrote. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Police seized drugs and a makeshift garrote. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News) Police seized drugs and a makeshift garrote. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge police arrest man with drugs, strangling weapon

Ridge Meadows RCMP street team stopped suspect for driving while prohibited

The Ridge Meadows RCMP arrested a man with various street drugs in baggies and a homemade garrote – a short wire with handles at either end, designed to strangle a victim.

The Street Enforcement Unit arrested a 48-year-old man for driving while prohibited, and breach of conditions.

A search of the suspect located the drugs, cash and the makeshift weapon.

“Public safety and crime reduction is a strategic priority of the detachment, by holding offenders accountable,” said the RCMP on their Facebook page.

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Among the many comments and congratulations to police in the social media comments, one person noted: “A garrote is a rather scary makeshift weapon.”

More details as they become available.


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