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Suspected drugs, cash, and luxury vehicles seized in Street Crime Unit investigation

New Westminster – On March 2, 2023 the New Westminster Police Department Street Crime Unit executed two search warrants in New Westminster as part of a complex investigation into drug trafficking that began in September of 2022.

As a result of the search warrants, the NWPD seized a number of luxury vehicles, a large quantity of cash, a loaded firearm, and a large amount of suspected drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.

The NWPD Street Crime Unit worked with several other New Westminster Police Department specialty units, most notably the Gang Suppression Unit and the Crime Reduction Unit. The Vancouver Police Department and the Lower Mainland District Integrated Emergency Response Team supported the investigation.

“The results of this recent project underscore our commitment to focusing our efforts on individuals who are selling and distributing dangerous drugs within our communities,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “New Westminster Police Department officers continue to take a comprehensive approach to investigating drug trafficking and work closely with our partners to disrupt and dismantle the criminal networks involved in these offenses.”

The New Westminster Police Department is reminding the public that if they have information about drug trafficking in New Westminster they are asked to share what they know with investigators by calling 604-525-5411.


A detective holds a loaded firearm.

Numerous bags of drugs, weapons, a safe, and cash are displayed on a table. Numerous bags of drugs, weapons, a safe, and cash are displayed on a table.


CONTACT PERSON: Sergeant Andrew Leaver