Pro-active enforcement leads to seizure of AR15

Surrey, Crime Reduction

2022-09-29 13:24 PDT

File # 2022-137618

Roving patrols by Surrey and CFSEU-BC gang enforcement officers has resulted in the seizure of drugs and a prohibited weapon.

On September 10, 2022 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers from the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) and CFSEU-BC’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were conducting patrols in the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard as part of an ongoing joint enforcement project to suppress gang activity and associated violence.

Officers located a man who was exhibiting suspicious behaviour and attempting to evade police. Further investigation lead to the arrest of the man, who was found in possession of a bag containing:

Photo of AR15, phones, cash, drugs, GPS, and scale

On September 11, 2022, 40-year-old Thomas Bourque was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and carry a prohibited weapon in a careless manner. Bourque remains in custody until his next court date.

This is just one example of the work our gang enforcement teams here in Surrey and across the province through CFSEU-BC are doing on a daily basis, says Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha, Media Relations Officer for the Surrey RCMP. Our goal is to deter further violence associated to drugs and crime, by taking prohibited weapons off our streets.


Released by:

Cst. Sarbjit Sangha
Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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