As a result of proactive patrols, Surrey RCMP have arrested two men and seized a handgun, along with a quantity of drugs in the Newton area.

On June 26, 2018 members of the Surrey RCMP Drug Unit were on patrol in the area of 64 Avenue and King George Boulevard when they observed individuals in a car allegedly conducting activity consistent with drug trafficking.

Officers arrested the driver and passenger of the car. Incidental to their arrest they located and seized 20 individual packages of suspected cocaine, 3 individual packages of suspected heroin, approximately $600 in Canadian currency, a 9mm Luger handgun, and a set of “brass knuckles”.

Kyle Avender, 34 years old, of Surrey has been charged with 2 counts of Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, 1 count of Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, and 1 count of Possession of a concealed weapon.

Daniel Ashenden, 33 years old, of Surrey, has been charged with 1 count of Failure to comply with conditions not to possess a prohibited weapon. Both men are currently in custody. Their next court appearance is scheduled for June 29.

If you have any information about suspicious activity please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

~Leah