Eight Surrey arrests, four more to go in RCMP’s dial-a-dope drug trafficking investigation

"Today's arrests are part of a larger strategy to decrease the violence in our city," Inspector Shawna Baher.

Four suspects wanted by the Surrey RCMP

SURREY — Surrey RCMP’s drug unit arrested eight suspects Wednesday in Surrey and are looking for four more in connection with an investigation into dial-a-dope drug trafficking in Surrey and Richmond.

“Evidence consistent with street-level drug trafficking including cash, phones and varying amounts of controlled substances were located during the course of this initial investigation,” Corporal Scotty Schumann said.

Four who were arrested on trafficking warrants and remain in police custody are Ravinder Samra, 29, Hazim Hazim, 20, Tony Tran, 30, and Peter Butcher, 52. The names of the other four have not been released as charges have not been formally sworn against them.

“Today’s arrests are part of a larger strategy to decrease the violence in our city caused by the dangerous activities of drug traffickers plying their illegal trade on our streets,” Inspector Shawna Baher said Wednesday.

“The Surrey RCMP continues to advance investigations on a number of individuals that pose the most significant risk to public safety,” Baher added. “We are also involved in a number of prevention efforts to address the root causes of the violence seen in Surrey.”

Meantime, police are also looking for four more suspects — two men and two women — in  connection with this investigation into drug trafficking: Richmond resident Priya Sandhu, 23, and Surrey residents Layla Low, 22, James Griffiths, 43, and Abdulhamid Sultan, 20.

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.


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