- Tuesday, December 03, 2013
A long-time associate of the Dhak crime group has been convicted of 2 counts of possession of a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition.
Ryan Gregory Milliard, 30-years-old, was arrested by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia for breach of recognizance on March, 20, 2013.
- Friday, November 29, 2013
Drug-related charges have now been laid against two men who were arrested on January 31st, 2013 by investigators from CFSEU-BC’s Vancouver Island office with the assistance of the Victoria Police Department and West Shore RCMP. The pair is alleged to be involved in distributing cocaine as part of a cocaine trafficking network operating on Vancouver Island and supplying the Comox Valley.
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Charges have now been laid against two men, who were arrested on April 10th, 2013 by investigators from CFSEU-BC’s Vancouver Island office, alleged to be involved in distributing cocaine as part of a drug trafficking network operating between B.C.’s Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.
35-year-old Adam Blair Maxted Smith of Sooke was originally arrested on April 10th, 2013 in Delta and later released pending the continuation of the investigation and charge approval by Crown Counsel. During the arrest, officers discovered and seized 4 kilograms of cocaine and a subsequent search warrant at Smith’s residence in Sooke resulted in the seizure of a revolver.
- Wednesday, November 13, 2013
On November 4th, 2013 the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia posted a news release asking for the public's help in locating Corey Ross FOSTER. On Tuesday, November 13th, 2013, Foster was arrested by the Abbotsford Police Department. For further details please see the APD news release.
Abbotsford Police Arrest Corey Ross FOSTER
Yesterday afternoon at 3:15 pm the Abbotsford Police Department received a report from an alert citizen reporting a suspicious male walking in the rural west end of Abbotsford. Shortly after, the Abbotsford Police Patrol Division attended the area and located the male.
- Friday, November 08, 2013
Independent Investigations Office
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms it has deployed investigators to Surrey and has taken over the investigation after being notified of an officer involved shooting.
The IIO was notified of the incident at 5.29 p.m.
Preliminary information suggests police were involved in a vehicle check in the area of 108 Ave and 148 St and during this contact, a member of the CFSEU-BC Uniform Gang Enforcement Unit discharged his firearm into the vehicle striking the affected person.
- Monday, October 21, 2013
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), with the help of the RCMP, Ottawa Police Service, Drug Enforcement Agency, Canada Border Services Agency and Australian Federal Police (AFP) have dismantled an international criminal network involved in the importation, transportation, and distribution of drugs in both Canada and Australia.
About 30 police officers from British Columbia and Ontario, under the coordination of CFSEU-BC, executed search warrants on residences and properties in Ottawa this past Friday and Saturday. During the operation, two people were arrested in Ottawa on Friday, one man and one woman. Both have since been released from police custody and could be potentially facing numerous drug, fraud and passport-related criminal charges.
This investigation, dubbed E-Namesake, began in May 2012 when CFSEU-BC began investigating an international drug importation and distribution network that involved several people connected to gang activity in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec.
This complex investigation revealed that in addition to the national distribution of drugs, the scope extended beyond Canada’s borders and this network was shipping drugs, primarily methamphetamine and cocaine, to Australia, possibly since 2009. Additionally, it was also discovered that those involved were using false travel documents to conceal fraudulently obtained identities.
- Tuesday, October 08, 2013
UPDATE: Man Wanted On Warrant Turns Himself In
A man wanted on firearms and drug-related charges has turned himself in less than six hours after a press release was issued asking for the media’s and the public’s help to locate him.
Shortly before 11 a.m. this morning, CFSEU-BC issued a press release advising the public that Kevin Wayne Jones, a 30-year old Saanich man, was charged and wanted for a number of offences.
It took less than three hours and a friend seeing Kevin Jones on the noon news for Jones to get word he was wanted and to contact police that he was going to turn himself in later in the afternoon.
- Wednesday, October 02, 2013
A Duncan man was arrested on September 26th and multiple firearms were seized following an investigation led by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) with the assistance of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP Detachment.
CFSEU-BC investigators from both the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island offices collaborated with the Duncan RCMP’s General Investigation Section after information came in to the Duncan RCMP at the end of August that a Duncan area man was illegally selling firearms. On September 26th, CFSEU-BC and North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP officers arrested a man at the RCMP Detachment and executed two search warrants on local properties.
- Friday, September 06, 2013
An Okanagan man has been arrested and a variety of explosives-related charges are expected to be forthcoming following a Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) investigation in West Kelowna last week.
Early in the last week of August, CFSEU-BC received a tip that a 36-year-old man was making explosive devices in his West Kelowna home and was in the process of moving to a home in Oyama. CFSEU-BC investigators arrested the man without incident at his home on August 28th and search warrants were executed at both the West Kelowna and Oyama homes.
Officers found what is being described as “bomb-making equipment” in the Oyama home that consists of modified timers, batteries, igniters, dismantled shotgun shells, a container of black powder, and small wooden boxes fitted with wiring. No fully-built bombs or explosive devices were found. Also found in the searches were several compound bows, a crossbow, brass knuckles, two semi-automatic assault-style rifles with over-capacity magazines, as well as a small amount of marijuana.
- Friday, September 06, 2013
The arrest is the result of an investigation that began with a tip in May that a 30-year-old man, who happened to be a dual Canadian/U.S. citizen, was possibly smuggling firearms from Washington State into British Columbia. CFSEU-BC began an undercover investigation, dubbed Project E-Passkey, after it was learned that the man was living in Osoyoos.
CFSEU-BC investigators determined that the man was allegedly using his dual citizen status to legally purchase firearms at various Washington State gun shows. It is believed that the man used a truck and a car to smuggle the guns through the Oroville, Washington/Osoyoos, British Columbia border crossing.