Dozens of drug charges linked to gang conflict in B.C.'s Lower Mainland: RCMP

SURREY, B.C. — More than 50 charges have been laid in what RCMP in Surrey, B.C., say is the successful conclusion of a drug investigation linked to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Between April and August of last year, Mounties say their officers worked with the Vancouver Police Department looking into a drug trafficking network in Surrey and Langley.

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Police say they worked with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada and that resulted in 51 charges against eight people.

The charges include trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine.

Two of those charged were youth at the time of the alleged offences, while the six others are adults ranging in age from 27 to 53.

Surrey RCMP Insp. Mike Hall says drug trafficking is a significant factor in gang-related violence and police are working to target those networks connected to the illicit drug trade.

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