Seven people have been charged with drug related offences after a swoop at three locations by Richmond RCMPs Organized Crime Unit (OCU).
Anees Mohammed, 21, of Vancouver has been charged with ten counts of, 21, of trafficking, Imran Khan, 22, of Richmond, has been charged with trafficking and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking Aimal Ameeri, 23, also of Richmond, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and four counts of trafficking.
Since the initial arrests, drug-related charges have also been laid against four additional individuals, all from Richmond: Ajmal Ameeri , 27, Madina Ameeri, 20, Suriya Ameeri, 46, and Soheib Ghrebi, 21.
They were arrested in the 8000 block of Citation Drive, the 5000 block of Alderbridge Way and the 2000 block of McKessock Avenue.
The warrants resulted in the seizure of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine packaged for street sale, along with bulk amounts of heroin, cutting agents and ecstasy tablets.
Several thousand dollars of Canadian and United States currency were also recovered. One of the vehicles used by one of the accused to allegedly traffic drugs was seized as offence related property.
In December 2012, the OCU initiated a focused investigation of a group who were believed to be selling heroin and cocaine in Richmond. Through the use of sophisticated investigative techniques, police quickly identified three key players who were arrested and charged earlier this month.
The OCU believes these arrests and seizures have dismantled the drug line and have made a significant impact on the public safety of the citizens of Richmond.
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