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Arrests and Charges Laid in Investigation into Independent Soldiers in Kelowna Area

A long-time Independent Soldiers gang member and his girlfriend have been arrested in Kelowna for firearms and drug related offences following an investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC). 

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End Gang Life - Myths & Realities Video Modules

New Gang Prevention Videos Aim To End Gang Life in British Columbia

 

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) released a series of six gang prevention and education videos today that shine a new light on gangs, gang violence, and the effects that those have on families.

In development for close to a year in collaboration with Odd Squad Productions, known for emotional documentaries like Through A Blue Lens, this series of six videos will add to the growing gang prevention components within the CFSEU-BC’s End Gang Life gang prevention and education campaign. Each video runs between 7 and 10 minutes long and features interviews with parents who have lost children to gang-related murders, police officers who have spent years investigating gangs and gang-related murders, and former gang members who give rare insight into the world of gangs and gang violence.

The videos provide a unique thought-provoking look into many of the main myths surrounding gangs and expose the truths and perils of gangs, all with the aim of promoting community conversations about gangs, their effects on communities, and to prevent and deter youth and young adults from entering gang life.

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Charges Laid Against Pair In Two Related 2013 Investigations

Crown Counsel has now laid charges against two men as a result of two 2013 investigations conducted by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC).

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Gang Associate Arrested In Vernon Facing Gun Charges

A Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) investigation resulted in the arrest and charges being laid against a known firearms trafficker with significant gang ties. 21-year-old Daniel Penton of Vernon was arrested in Vernon before Christmas and has been charged with four gun-related charges.

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Two Well-Known Gang Associates Facing Drug & Gun Charges

Two 32-year-old men, both of whom are very well-known to police for associations to gangs and for past criminal conviction, have been arrested and charged with a number of firearms and drug-related offences by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC).

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UN Gang Associate Facing Numerous Charges Following Arrest Near Dawson Creek

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC) North District office, in collaboration with the Dawson Creek RCMP and with the help of numerous North District police resources, have arrested a United Nations (UN) gang associate and discovered a cache of stolen property along with drugs, cash, and a gun on a rural Dawson Creek property.

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CFSEU-BC's 2014 Community Report

2013 saw the CFSEU-BC dramatically expand its prevention and education efforts with the launch of a major public gang prevention and awareness campaign that, in addition to the campaign products, to date has resulted in gang awareness presentations to thousands of youth across B.C. In January 2013, the CFSEU-BC announced a major break in the murder of Red Scorpion gangster, Jonathan Bacon, who was gunned down in Kelowna in August of 2011, with the announcement that there had been the arrests of three men. Jujhar Khun-Khun, Michael Kerry Hunter Jones, and Jason Thomas McBride were charged with the first degree murder of Jonathan Bacon, as well as four counts of attempted murder. It was a tireless investigation that is far from over.

Attached below is CFSEU-BC's 2014 Community Report.

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Charges Laid Against Alleged Firearms Trafficker

A number of firearms-related charges have been laid against a 37-year-old Langley man following a joint Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. (CFSEU-BC) and United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (US ATF) investigation into his alleged criminal activities. In May 2014 the US ATF’s Tucson office approached the CFSEU-BC requesting assistance on a firearms-related investigation involving a Canadian citizen living in British Columbia. The B.C. man was suspected of selling Glock auto sears and switches, gun parts which convert Glock pistols to fully automatic and silencers via the internet.

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Two Gang-Involved Men Arrested In CFSEU-BC Drug Trafficking Investigation

One man from Vancouver and one from Vancouver Island have been arrested and over a kilogram of cocaine seized following a multi-jurisdictional Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC) investigation.

In early 2014, CFSEU-BC’s Vancouver Island office began an investigation into the alleged drug dealing activities of a former member of the Dhak-Duhre crime group who was residing in Vancouver and his Vancouver Island-based lieutenant. Both were suspected of controlling and actively running multiple drug lines in the Greater Victoria and Nanaimo area.

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Gang-Related Arrests & Searches Yield Close To $400,000 In Drugs

A variety of drugs, totaling close to $400,000 in wholesale prices, have been seized and three men arrested following a Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC) investigation into the alleged gang-related activities of members of the Langley-based “856” gang.

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