castanet.net 13 May, 2022 19:00 am

Opium sting lands three years in prison for Coquitlam man

Opium sting lands three years in prison for Coquitlam man
A Coquitlam resident is getting three years behind bars after trying to import, what's described as, an addictive narcotic drug into the Tri-Cities from halfway around the world.

Prior to the search, BC RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime's major projects unit (FSOC) arrested Nemati Shirazi for drug trafficking following a transnational importation investigation stemming from Germany as well."FSOC Major Projects teams use innovative, advanced investigative techniques, and work collaboratively with our policing partners to meet our common goals of effectively combating transnational organized crime," explains Supt.Richard Bergevin, Officer in Charge of BC RCMP Federal Policing – Major Projects, in a news release today (May 13).Smuggling the drug FSOC major projects discovered the opium inbound from Germany hidden inside a subwoofer speaker box.

"In response to the increasing sophistication of transnational organized crime groups, the BC RCMP FSOC Major Projects teams are mandated to specifically target organized crime groups whose criminal activities have divisional, national, and international implications for Canada," today's police statement further reads."Given the complexity and duration of such investigations, the FSOC Major Projects teams conduct longer term, intricate, project oriented investigations with a national and transnational scope, often involving numerous domestic and international partner agencies from around the world.

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