Surrey Drug Dealer Who Tried Get Teens To Hide His Gun Nabbed By RCMP
But Courts Quickly Let Him Out Of Custody By Granting Bail!
SURREY – A drug dealer from Surrey’s low level drug trade who was arrested by RCMP after he confined a woman in a car, crashed his vehicle and then tried to get teens to hide his gun has already been let out of jail by a judge who quickly granted him bail.
Saleh Mohammed has since been charged with a slew of serious offences, including possession with the purposes of trafficking, forcible confinement, possession of a prohibited weapon, uttering threats toward police, careless use of a firearm with ammunition, and two counts of assault.
Many people including Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner are shocked that the courts would grant him such quick bail especially after his reckless criminal behavior.
Mounties said the shocking series of events started the morning of Nov. 12, when officers were called to check on a domestic disturbance in the city’s Guildford neighbourhood.
By the time they arrived at the scene, a 22-year-old suspect had allegedly fled in a car with a woman he knows trapped inside.
Sgt. Paul Hayes told CTV Vancouver he couldn’t provide further details on their relationship or how the woman was confined, but said she “wasn’t free to leave the vehicle.”
Shortly after, Mounties received a call that the car had crashed at 148th Street and 80B Avenue, where officers managed to arrest the driver and locate the captured woman, who was returned to her family unharmed.
But before officers arrived at the crash site, the RCMP alleges the suspect asked two underage Good Samaritans to help hide a weapon.
“The car is crashed and two young men hear this crash, and they go to assist as any people might in an accident,” Hayes said.
“While they were there the person apparently handed them a loaded firearm and asked them to hide it.”
The teenagers took the gun home and told one of their fathers, who reported it to police.
Mounties said their subsequent investigation into the suspect turned up a loaded AK47 assault rifle, a restricted handgun, and large quantities of cocaine and heroin.
Mohammed made a court appearance on Wednesday, Nov. 25 where he was quickly released, while the RCMP boasted that the suspect’s arrest represents a significant blow to the local drug trade.
The shooting which are quickly becoming deadly as seen with the killing last Saturday of Indo-Canadian field hockey promoter Surinder Singh Hehar.
There were two intended targets of a late-night shooting at a home in a residential Surrey neighbourhood are not cooperating with police.
Police responded to reports of gunshots at a residence on 62 Avenue around 11 p.m. Monday night, and witnesses said they saw a South Asian man wearing a mask running away from the area.
People inside the home called police to report that shots were being fired at two people who were inside the garage.
“The two intended victims are known to police and it is believed that this was a targeted attack,” Sgt. Paul Hayes said in a statement.