Kamloops RCMP teams up with provincial gang unit to tackle organized crime

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KAMLOOPS - Eight people with suspected links to gang activity were arrested in Kamloops over the weekend.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release the detachment partnered with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C., the province's integrated anti-gang police unit.

Officers were brought in for three days "to assist the detachment in ongoing efforts to proactively stop criminal activity and prevent organized crime groups from establishing a presence in the community," Shelkie says in the release.

This weekend's efforts targeted people participating in illegal activity, she says.

Kamloops RCMP has released these statistics from the weekend of enforcement:

  • 40 new files created
  • 8 arrests made
  • 130 vehicles checked
  • 3 vehicles impounded
  • 23 drug and property residences checked
  • 15 curfew checks

"The elimination of all organized criminal activity from the city of Kamloops remains a priority," Shelkie says in the release.


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