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Red Scorpion Gang linked to drugs, guns seized by RCMP raids in Kelowna

These drugs and guns were seized and five alleged members of the Red Scorpion Gang were arrested in Kelowna.
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October 22, 2020 - 2:12 PM

A five-month long RCMP investigation – called E-Precedent – targeting the Red Scorpion Gang in the Kelowna area has led to the arrest of five men along with the seizure of guns, over seven kilograms of drugs and more than $130,000 in cash.

Fifteen search warrants executed at private homes and an office building netted police numerous firearms, including a MAC-10 submachine gun, two semi-automatic 9mm handguns, a .45 caliber handgun, .38 caliber handgun, and numerous other semi-automatic rifles and long guns, according to an RCMP media release.

Officers also seized 5.5 kilograms of Fentanyl and Carfentanil, three kilograms of methamphetamine, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, as well as GHB, ecstasy and other pharmaceutical drugs.

Police also hauled in more than $130,000 in cash, scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Firearm and drug charges were laid against Travis Cumming, 28, Jason Keehn, 35, Jonathan Sierra, 30, Nikolas Parisee, 27, and Benjamin Bridger, 28.

“These seizures no doubt disrupted the drug trade in the area and were a blow against a dangerous criminal element in our community,” Cpl. Jeff Carroll, who is in charge of the Kelowna RCMP Drug Section, said in the news release.

RCMP said the matter is now before the courts, so no further information will be released.

If you have information regarding gang or drug activity, you are encouraged to call the Kelowna RCMP at 250-250-762-3300. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or by leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net.


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