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Arrests made, drugs and firearms seized in the Okanagan by a provincial special enforcement unit

Drugs and firearms were seized in the Okanagan by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia's (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) between August 3 and 7.
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August 12, 2021 - 12:19 PM

Drugs and firearms were seized in the Okanagan by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia's Uniform Gang Enforcement Team. 

On a patrol in the Okanagan between Aug. 3 to 7, gang team officers arrested several individuals and seized four firearms, including handguns, rifles, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, a conductive energy weapon, knives and machetes, according to an RCMP news release.

Also seized over the five-day period was over two kilograms of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, crack and powder cocaine, GHB, psilocybin, and miscellaneous pills along with suspected drug trafficking-related cash, and samples of the drugs have been sent to Health Canada for analysis pending charges being recommended, according to the release.

The uniform gang team routinely travels from the lower mainland into the Okanagan and Kamloops to target gang violence using suppression, disruption, and enforcement action by having a visible presence in the communities and sharing up-to-date intelligence within the team and with members from other agencies to best target the greatest threats to public safety, according to the release.


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