Big heroin haul for officials at YVR

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the seizure of 35 kilograms of heroin following an 18-month criminal investigation that focused on drug trafficking via Vancouver International Airport.

Late last month, Randy Norman Per, 42, and Tenny Guon Lim, 34, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. Per has been released by police, but Lim remains in custody.

The arrest was the culmination of a co-operative effort between the RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime agency, Canada Border Services Agency and the Vancouver Police Department.

“Organized crime groups continuously seek to penetrate legitimate systems to transport illegal commodities in order to achieve profit,” said Wayne Rideout, assistant commissioner of the organized crime unit.

Per and Lim are scheduled to make their next court appearance on July 8 in Richmond provincial court.

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