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Cocaine seized, three men arrested

New Westminster police believe they have disrupted a local drug operation.

New West police said its crime unit, along with the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team arrested three men and executed of two search warrants Wednesday. One was for a residence in New West and another in South Burnaby.

The NWPD said the project began in early June with undercover purchases of cocaine. During the investigation they seized several ounces of cocaine, a large quantity of magic mushrooms, a small amount of marijuana, about $10,000 in cash, a handgun, several replica firearms, pepper spray and two vehicles.

Recommendations for multiple drug and firearm charges have been forwarded to Crown counsel for approval.

"We have disrupted a local drug trafficking cell and taken a quantity of drugs and a firearm off the street," said Staff-Sgt. Paul Hyland.

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