Combined efforts leads to large seizure of drugs, cash and firearms

Surrey, Drug Enforcement Services

2022-10-20 09:12 PDT

File # 2022-10-20 SGET/UGET

Surrey RCMP’s Gang Enforcement Team and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team are sharing the results of a two month project.

In August 2022, Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) and Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (CFSEU-UGET) commenced a joint violence suppression initiative.

The two month intitative focused on enhanced enforcement and intradictions, specifically targeting individulas involved in the Lower Mainland gang conflict and individuals identified as Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priorites (PTEP).

Officers from both teams worked together throughout the project which resulted in:

<q>Photo of seized firearm, magazine and ammunition</q>

<q>Photo of seized imitation firearms, bear spray and cvariety of illicit durgs.</q>

<q>Photo of bundle of seized cash</q>

<q>Photo of firearm, magazine, wallet, sunglass case and cell phone on hood of car</q>

<q>Photo of three firearms seized</q>

The collective goal of joint enforcement initiatives such as this most recent project with CFSEU-BC, is to drive home the message to gang members and their associates, that they are not welcome here, says Surrey RCMP Proactive Enforcement Officer Inspector Ryan Element. One way we know these anti-gang programs are making a difference is the decreasing number of ejections from restaurants and bars who participate in the Inadmissible Patrons Program. Gang members know not to attend establishments participating in the IPP program, making them safer for familes and other members of our community to enjoy,

CFSEU-BC’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team works closely with other frontline gang enforcement officers around the province. Our collaborative efforts with the Surrey RCMP’s Gang Enforcement Team brought together the skills, knowledge and expertise of both teams to suppress and disrupt gang activity and related violence in neighbourhoods across the City of Surrey, says Superintendent Alison Laurin, Deputy Operations Support Officer for the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. Working together, we have been able to seize potentially deadly drugs, weapons and firearms, and intervene to prevent acts of violence from impacting the Surrey community. We are extremely pleased to have been able to partner with SGET on this initiative and look forward to working together again in the near future.

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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