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RCMP locate 60,000 doses of meth in massive Surrey drug seizure

Surrey RCMP announced that they have made a significant drug seizure in the Newton area of Surrey. The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation.

Surrey RCMP announced that they have made a significant drug seizure in the Newton area of Surrey.

The seizure was part of an ongoing investigation, and the department received a search warrant in order to search a storage facility. On November 29, a search warrant was executed on two different units at a facility located in the 7200 block of 132 Street.

In a release, RCMP state that they, "found approximately 6 kilograms of suspected Methamphetamine, which is the equivalent of approximately 60,000 doses."

In addition, "Police also seized 227 kilograms of phenacetin, a pain killer which is used by drug traffickers as a cutting agent to make cocaine more profitable. The quantity of phenacetin seized in this investigation was enough for traffickers to have produced approximately, 4.5 million doses of street level cocaine."

According to the RCMP, phenacetin is a highly sought after drug by organized criminal groups; it is also known as Super Buff.

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Police also located a large industrial pill press and other tools and equipment that are used to make pharmaceutical look-a-likes.

They also found dies that could be used for 100 individual types of tablets. Police state that they believe the equipment had the capacity to produce high quality counterfeit prescription pills.

Police also state that they found reside on the manufacturing equipment that tested positive for fentanyl. In addition, they found approximately 20 kilograms of pill binding agent and other chemicals that are used in pill production.

Over the past few years we have seen the effects of illicit drugs in our community. Not only has it led to tragic over-dose deaths, but the illegal drug trade has also contributed to violent disputes involving gang members and associates, said Superintendent Shawn Gill, Surrey RCMP Community Services Officer.

By making this seizure, we are reducing the potential for harm among our vulnerable people in the community and impacting the individuals who put the public at risk with their actions.

No charges have been laid at this time, as the investigation is continuing.

Anyone with more information about this or other criminal activity is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or go to