CFSEU Issues Public Interest Warning

Police are issuing a public warning today that anyone linked to the Duhre and Dhak group could be at risk given the recent shooting of one of their associates in Surrey on Friday evening.

“We are issuing this warning to family, friends and others who are linked to these groups and highly recommend they take note of the risks when in contact with the Duhres and Dhaks, including their associates. We have reason to believe these people are being targeted by other criminal groups,” said Superintendent Tom McCluskie who heads up the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit’s Gang Task Force.

The warning is unusual. “We don’t do this everyday, but we take this very seriously. Given the growing gang tensions and potential for violence in the Lower Mainland, we want to assure the public that every effort is being made to get ahead of this violence should it erupt again on our streets,” Supt. McCluskie said. “We also want to ensure that people are warned that they could be in danger if they associate with the Duhre and Dhak group.”

CFSEU’s primary objective is public safety. CFSEU has assigned a number of officers to this investigation and police are working in conjunction with the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Section. “Our police officers have been working around the clock and will continue to do so until this violence is curtailed,” said Supt. McCluskie.

“The shooting Friday night, took place on a city street where any member of the public could have been caught in the cross fire. These public displays of violence where gang members are opening fire in public venues are completely unacceptable,” Supt. McCluskie said. “We are making every effort possible to stay ahead of the violence and encourage anyone with information to come forward and call the Gang Task Force at 604-507-2000 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Media Spokesperson:
Sgt. Bill Whalen
604- 777-7945 (Desk)
604-307-2491 (Cell)

Media Liaison:
Maureen Gulyas
604-777-7971 (Desk)
604-616-7797 (Cell)

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