Targeted-joint project leads to drug and weapon seizures

Kamloops City

2023-04-21 10:41 PDT

Firearms, knives, batons, and even a smoke grenade were some of the weapons removed from Kamloops criminals during a recent joint-enforcement effort.

Weapons including a pistol, knives, and baton, along with cash and cellphones are some of the items that were seized during the joint project. The items were displayed on a flat service for the photo.

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From April 5-9, 2023, members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) joined members of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) in an effort to disrupt and suppress violence associated to those involved in organized crime.

Over the course of the five days, almost two dozen investigations occurred throughout the city, leading to the seizure of more than seven ounces of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, and meth; two firearms, an assortment of weapons, and thousands of dollars in cash.

The Kamloops Crime Reduction Unit, UGET, and frontline officers continue to target repeat and violent offenders through joint partnerships, said Superintendent Jeff Pelley. We will continue with comprehensive enforcement strategies to enhance public safety as a detachment and community priority.

The Kamloops RCMP Detachment requested the assistance of the UGET following a number of violent crimes linked to the illegal drug trade.

CFSEU-BC’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team deploys to communities around the province throughout the year to assist our policing partners with disrupting and suppressing gang related violence, said Superintendent Alison Laurin, Deputy Operations Support Officer for CFSEU-BC. Providing UGET support to Kamloops assists with overall public safety efforts by interacting with individuals and groups identified as posing the most significant threat to public safety.

Anyone with information related to criminal activities in Kamloops is encouraged to contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000.
 

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Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

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Kamloops RCMP
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