Individual Convicted on Drug Charges Relating to a 2008 Investigation

One man has been convicted as a result of the 2008 Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) E-Pistology investigation involving drugs and spanning numerous countries.

Robert Charles Arthur, a 35-year old Burnaby resident, has been sentenced to three years in custody and a 10 year firearms prohibition following a conviction for Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Arthur was arrested in May 2009 and 10 kilograms of cocaine were seized from him.

This is the third conviction related to the E-Pistology investigation, which was commenced in 2008 and spanned British Columbia, California, Mexico, and Peru and resulted in charges laid against six men involved in the importation of multi-kilos of cocaine into Canada and exporting ecstasy into the United States. See original release.

The CFSEU-BC would like to thank the Burnaby RCMP and the Surrey RCMP for their collaboration and assistance on this portion of the investigation.

No one is available for clips.

Media Spokesperson: S/Sgt. Lindsey Houghton

Desk: (778) 290-3099
Cell: (604) 764-9085

CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy

Desk: (778) 290-2873
Cell: (604) 499-4199

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