Surrey RCMP said they issued thousands of dollars in fines to people found gambling at a local business in violation of COVID-19 rules.
RCMP said multiple people were spotted leaving through the back door of a business in the 13500-block of 105A Avenue on Thursday night as officers knocked on the front door.
Officers found people without masks playing cards inside the business, which was closed to the public at the time.
RCMP said they handed out more than $5,000 in fines. Thirteen people were issued $230 tickets for attending an event that did not comply with health orders while the host received a $2,300 fine.
Surrey RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Elenore Sturko called the business a “full house” of non-compliant people.
— With files from The Canadian PressView link »