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Surrey man convicted on organized crime charges

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A Surrey man has been convicted on organized crime charges and sentenced to seven years.

Daniel Michael MacNeil was in court Wednesday and was found guilty of trafficking for conspiracy to commit indictable offence, commission of an offence for criminal organization, and possess prohibited/restricted firearms with ammunition.

It marks the second sentencing in this province to stem from a conviction on charges of  Commission of an Offense for Criminal Organization.

It comes as a result of a 15-month long investigation into the drug trafficking organization of MaNeil, Sukminder Cheema and Yasmany Castillo.

It focused on a drug operation in Surrey and Langley.

At the conclusion of the investigation, several arrests were made and charges of criminal organization, conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances, possession for the purpose of trafficking along with individual substantive charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking were approved against numerous individuals.

Inspector Trent Rolfe, Surrey RCMP’s Senior Investigator in the plainclothes Unit characterized the conviction as “a major blow to the criminal commerce that flourishes when penalties are not severe."

 

 

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