Members of organized crime group ‘Surrey Boys’ arrested in Alberta

Items seized by ALERT after three residences were searched in Grande Prairie, Alta. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. Courtesy, ALERT

EDMONTON — Four people associated with an organized crime group known as the ‘Surrey Boys’ were arrested in Grande Prairie following a series of raids by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams last week.

Police say they seized nearly a $250,000 worth of drugs and cash proceeds of crime in searches of three Grande Prairie residences on Thursday, Jan. 21.

“Drugs and organized crime is prevalent in all communities across Alberta and this represents a significant seizure in Grande Prairie. We were able to take four individuals off the street,” said Insp. Chad Coles with ALERT.

Cocaine, fentanyl, MDMA, heroin and marijuana were among the drugs seized. In total, ALERT members seized:

  • 2 handguns;
  • 1.4 kg of cocaine;
  • 1.5 kg of marijuana;
  • 59 g of heroin;
  • 35 g of MDMA;
  • 20 fentanyl pills;
  • 3 vehicles;
  • $55,415 in cash proceeds of crime.

One of the guns was a loaded, prohibited revolver. ALERT said the other handgun was reported stolen from Burnaby in 2004.

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Thomas Saul, 31, Kristopher Soucy, 31, Richard Morales, 25, and Danielle Zentner, 21, face a total of 73 drug and firearms-related charges.

ALERT believes all four people have strong ties to Surrey, B.C. and are connected to a larger organized crime group operating in the lower mainland.

ALERT began its investigation into the Surrey Boys in November 2015.

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