Kamloops gang activity leads to 10 arrests
Some of the items seized by police during search warrants associated with The Wolfpack gang in Kamloops.
(ASHLEY LEGASSIC / iNFOnews.ca)
June 02, 2016 - 11:47 AM
KAMLOOPS - In the last four months local RCMP officers have been looking into potential gang connections in Kamloops and as a result 10 people have been arrested and seven search warrants executed.
Insp. Sunny Parmar says the targeted enforcement unit became aware of the potential gang activity in December 2015 and during the investigation executed seven search warrants. The Wolfpack, a gang with ties to the Lower Mainland, was identified as the organization involved in the city.
Parmar says eight men and two women have been arrested and ‘many’ drug and weapons charges are expected.
He notes the targeted shooting on Parkcrest Avenue in April is tied to the Wolfpack as well.
Officer in charge Supt. Brad Mueller says even though diverting organized crime from the city is a challenge, it's one Kamloops RCMP has almost overcome.
"From our investigation, the Wolfpack as we know it is gone from Kamloops," Mueller says. He also says these seizures have put a significant dent in the local drug trade, and although not solely responsible, the Wolfpack has been contributing to the amount of fentanyl overdoses in the city.
Mueller says he wasn't surprised with any of the items they seized, but is greatly concerned they're in our community.
Some of the items seized in the search warrants:
Cocaine: 1,043 grams
Heroin: 116 grams
Meth: 1,426 grams
Marijuana: 5247 grams
Fentanyl: 630 tablets and 7.5 grams powder
45-calibre handguns with silencers
25-calibre semi auto handgun
22 long gun
Assault rifle w/silencer
Sawed off shotgun
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