Burnaby RCMP send repeat drug trafficker back to jail
A prolific cocaine trafficker has been arrested for the second time in three years by Burnaby RCMP.
Two homes connected to the Burnaby resident were searched following a seven-month investigation that included surveillance and a number of judicial authorizations, say Burnaby RCMP. The search led to the seizure of almost $60,000 in cash, a hydraulic cocaine press and numerous cell phones.
A local drug dealer identified during the operation had been arrested by Burnaby Mounties in 2009 and convicted of cocaine trafficking. He was on parole during the recent investigation and despite his parole conditions, was still very active in drug trafficking.
The drug dealer has since been retuned to prison to serve out the remainder of his sentence.
"We will be keeping a close eye on this individual once he is released from prison again," said Burnaby RCMP Sgt. Scott Rintoul, head of the detachment's drug section.