Surrey domestic disturbance complaint leads to drugs, weapons bust

Police make "significant" drugs and weapons bust in Surrey

Police make 'significant' drugs and weapons bust in Surrey

SURREY — A Surrey man has been charged with 15 crimes, including drugs and weapons offenses, after police responded to a complaint about a domestic disturbance in Guildford earlier this month.

Saleh Mohammed, 22, has been charged with two counts of assault, forcible confinement, uttering threats toward police, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a restricted weapon, careless use of a firearm with ammunition, possession of a prohibited device and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He is expected to appear in court Thursday. Police allege Mohammed is involved in the city’s “low level” drug trade.

The charges stem from an incident at about 6 a.m. Nov. 12, when the Surrey RCMP was notified about a domestic disturbance in Guildford. Sgt. Paul Hayes, who called the arrest “significant,” said that by the time police arrived at the scene the suspect had already took off in a vehicle “with a confined female held inside.”

Police would not reveal the age of the female, or even if she is a woman or a girl.

Police then learned of a single vehicle crash at 148th Street and 80B Avenue and arrested the driver.

“The female, who knew the driver, was located and returned to her family,” Hayes said. “During the course of their subsequent investigation into the driver, police discovered a loaded AK47 assault rifle, a restricted handgun, and a large quantity of controlled substances believed to be cocaine and heroin.”

Hayes said that before police arrived at the crash scene, two youth heard the collision and tried to help the suspect. He alleged the suspect “confronted” them and asked them to hide a loaded gun.

“These two youth took the firearm and returned home giving it to their father who in turn called police.”

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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