Charges approved for trio following discovery of alleged illegal marihuana operation


2022-06-06 09:36 PDT

On May 7, 2021 Richmond RCMP Organized Crime Unit (OCU) executed a search warrant on an alleged marihuana brokerage in the 8000 block of Demorest Drive. A marihuana brokerage can operate as a distributor for growers of both legal and illegal marihuana. While marihuana has been legalized in Canada, some marihuana operations continue to operate illegally.

Investigators located and seized various items from the residence including:

As a direct result of our comprehensive investigation, charges have been approved Public Prosecution Service of Canada against the following two men and one woman, all from Richmond.

Ka Yan CHAN (female), 39, is charged with:

Siu-Kai CHOW, 68, is charged with:

Yung FUNG, 54, is charged with:

The safety and protection of our community is of paramount concern to the Richmond RCMP, says Corporal Dennis Hwang, Media Relations Officer for Richmond RCMP. Investigations into illegal marihuana operations are complex and highly specialized, but can often have a nexus to organized crime and poses a potential risk to public safety adds Cpl. Hwang.

Richmond RCMP wish to remind the public and specifically landlords, of potential signs to watch for:

Anyone who may have witnessed, or have information regarding these types of crime, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact
Crimestoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at

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