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Provincial gang enforcement team seizes cash, weapons and drugs in Kamloops

Members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C.'s Uniform Gang enforcement team were in the Tournament Capital recently to provide police with additional gang violence suppression. Over nine days they seized several drugs, weapons and thousands of dollars in cash believed to be related to organized crime.
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March 07, 2019 - 12:10 PM

KAMLOOPS — As Kamloops RCMP officers deal with a spike in recent drug-related violence, they have also had support from the province’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team to help suppress, disrupt and mitigate any further violence.

Over nine days, 144 vehicles were stopped and 173 people were checked resulting in the seizure of a variety of illicit drugs, according to a Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia media release.

“[Uniformed Gang Enforcement team] seized a variety of substances believed to be methamphetamine, crack cocaine and fentanyl,” spokesperson Sgt. Brenda Winpenny says in the release.

Additionally, more than $48,000 worth of cash believed to be associated to the drug trade was also seized. Over 19 weapons were also taken off the streets and included a replica .357 magnum pellet gun, several knives, brass knuckles and bear spray.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia works closely with police agencies across the province to dismantle organized criminal groups and their associates who pose the highest risk to public safety.

The provincial anti-gang unit was also in the Tournament Capital last month and it seized $40,000 in cash believed to be connected to organized crime and several weapons.

Uniformed Gang Enforcement team members seized cash and drugs.
Uniformed Gang Enforcement team members seized cash and drugs.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit B.C.

A BB gun, bear spray and knives were seized by members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in Kamloops.
A BB gun, bear spray and knives were seized by members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit in Kamloops.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit B.C.

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