A North Vancouver drug trafficker has had his vehicle seized following a Police investigation into a dial-a-dope operation.
On April 27th, 2022 the North Vancouver RCMP’s Special Response Team (SRT) commenced an investigation into the activities of a suspicious vehicle, a black Hyundai, known to police. SRT members conducted surveillance on the Hyundai and evidence of drug trafficking was established.
Later in the day, the driver of the vehicle was arrested for drug trafficking under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA). During a search of the vehicle, police located drugs, cash and cell phones which was consistent with evidence of drug trafficking. A report to BC Prosecution services was later submitted recommending charges under the CDSA.
On February 24th, 2023 Matthew Mueller of North Vancouver plead guilty and was sentenced to 2 years probation and a 10-year firearms prohibition. Furthermore, pursuant to the CDSA, Mueller’s black Hyundai was seized and forfeited at the conclusion of the case.
“When you seize a dial-a-doper’s vehicle, you are effectively disrupting his or her way to transport drugs and do business, not to mention hitting them in the pocketbook where it counts,” said Cst. Mansoor Sahak of the North Vancouver RCMP.
“Illicit drugs and the violence associated to this type of activity are a direct threat to the safety of the citizens of North Vancouver. The North Vancouver RCMP is committed to providing safe streets and communities to all through intelligence led policing.” Said Sahak.