Knives, drugs, money seized

Police work by officers specializing in gang violence has resulted in 10's of thousands of dollars being seized along with drugs and 19 weapons.

Since February, the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team has provided additional gang violence suppression to Kamloops RCMP.

UGET mitigation, disruption and suppression of local gang members and associates prevented further violence in Kamloops.

In addition to their dedicated gang suppression efforts, members were responsible for arresting several individuals on outstanding warrants. 

Over nine days, 144 vehicles were stopped and 173 people were checked.

A variety of substances, believed to be methamphetamine, crack cocaine and fentanyl were seized. Over $48,000 in cash associated to the drug trade has been seized and over 19 weapons were taken off the streets. 

“Providing operational, overt suppression and disruption support of gang violence to Kamloops RCMP is an example of the integral role of our UGET officers in fulfilling the CSFEU-BC mandate and commitment to the communities of B.C.,” says Sgt. Brenda Winpenny. 

Weapons that were seized include a .357 magnum pellet gun, several knives, brass knuckles and bear spray. 

UGET also allowed Kamloops RCMP the opportunity to focus on their priority investigations and arrest key suspects responsible for recent violence.

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