Abbotsford man arrested in synthetic drug ring bust
An Abbotsford man is arrested following an extensive investigation by the RCMP’s Federal Greater Vancouver Drug Section involving Asian organized crime and synthetic drug production.
The 32-year-old suspect was one of nine arrested in connection to the large scale importation of chemical precursors used in producing drugs such as crystal meth and ecstacy.
The other suspects, six men and two women, hailed either from Richmond or Vancouver.
Officers seized three kilograms of MDMA powder (ecstacy), 14,000 ecstasy pills, six kilograms of ketamine and chemical precursors as methylamine hydrochloride, iodine and red phosphorus.
Investigators also found $250,000 cash, pill presses, and seven guns: one .22 calibre weapon, two shotguns and four rifles.
Police are recommending Crown approve the charges of conspiracy to produce a controlled substance, possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a controlled substance , and trafficking a controlled substance.
December 22, 2009 3:00 PM
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