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Arrest leads to large gun find

Cst Frank Grosspietsch with one of the numerous weapons seized by the Uniformed Gang Task Force. - Evan Seal / The Leader
Cst Frank Grosspietsch with one of the numerous weapons seized by the Uniformed Gang Task Force.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

 

One of B.C.'s 10 most wanted criminals is behind bars after a massive seizure of guns this month.

Police say they stopped vehicle on March 12, which resulted in the arrest of Dean Anderson, 41 and 21-year-old Kathleen Slater.

Anderson had previously been identified by police as one of B.C.'s Top Ten Most Wanted criminals.

Investigators found two handguns in the vehicle and the Uniform Gang Task Force took over the investigation.

Investigators were led to two storage units in the 10300-block of 138 A Street, where they found a number of semi-automatic and pump-action rifles, ammunition and firearm components.

Anderson and Slater are currently before the courts facing 21 charges of firearms related offences.

“With this arrest, Surrey RCMP is sending a strong message that this type of criminal element is not welcome in our community,” said Surrey RCMP Insp. Wade Lymburner, Senior Investigator.

“These type of firearms are an affront to public safety and with the help of our integrated and municipal police partners, we will continue to be proactive when it comes to enforcement and conducting checks on individuals charged with firearm offences.”

Police said the two people facing charges are known to be associated with criminals, but said there is no evidence of association with gang activity.

Investigators have not yet determined the intended use of the firearms.

The investigation continues.

kdiakiw@surreyleader.com

 

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