SURREY, B.C. – The B.C. RCMP says a former probationary constable at the force’s Surrey detachment has been charged with multiple offences after a months-long corruption investigation.
Mounties say the ex-constable faces 13 charges related to drug trafficking, breach of trust, theft, cannabis distribution and conspiracy to commit robbery.
Police say the force started a covert investigation in the summer of 2020 after becoming aware that the former constable was allegedly associating with criminals.
They say he was arrested after a six-month investigation in January 2021 for offences allegedly committed both on duty and off the job.
The B.C. RCMP says in a release that the officer was suspended from duty after his release and had his security clearance revoked before he resigned in June 2021.
Police say the investigation was handled by the B.C. RCMP’s anti-corruption unit, and the former officer is due in Surrey Provincial Court on Aug. 24.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 7, 2023.