Richmond RCMP deal significant blow to area drug dealers
Richmond RCMP have arrested three key players as well as four others who investigators believe were part of a group selling heroin and cocaine in Richmond.
In December of last year, the Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit (OCU) began an investigation into the group. Using sophisticated investigative techniques, police identified who they believed were three key players in the operation. The three were arrested earlier this month.
Anees Mohammed, a 21-year old from Vancouver has been charged with ten counts of trafficking. 22-year old Imran Khan of Richmond has been charged with trafficking and three counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking. Aimal Ameeri, 23, of Richmond, has been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and four counts of trafficking.
Since the initial arrests, charges have also been laid against four additional individuals. Charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking are 27 year old Ajmal Ameeri of Richmond, 20 year old Madina Ameeri of Richmond, 46 year old Suriya Ameeri of Richmond. 21 year old Soheib Ghrebi of Richmond has been charged with Trafficking.
Police executed search warrants at homes in the 8000 block of Citation Dr, the 5000 block of Alderbridge Way and the 2000 block of Mckessock Ave. During the search, police allegedly found and seized cocaine, heroin and meth packaged for street sale. Officers also allegedly found bulk amounts of heroin, cutting agents and ecstasy tablets as well as several thousands of dollars in US and Canadian currency.
Police also seized a vehicle believed to be offence related during the search.
Cpl Sherrdean Turley of the Richmond RCMP says “the OCU believes these arrests & seizures have dismantled the drug line & have made a significant impact on the public safety of the citizens of Richmond”.
None of the charges against any of the accused have been proved in a court of law.