Vancouver Island Man has been Arrested and Charged with Numerous Criminal Offences

A 25-year-old Nanaimo man has been arrested and charged with numerous criminal offences following an investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC.

The investigation began in January 2015 and culminated in a search warrant in March 2015. Since the search warrant, the CFSEU-BC has been working with Provincial Crown Counsel and charges have now been laid.

Hamzah Subhan Khan has been charged with a total of 10 offences:

a) One count of unlawfully participating in the design and purchase of an explosive substance and
detonator, contrary to section 81(1)(a) of the Criminal Code;

b) Two counts of possession of a device (malware) for the purpose of committing an offence,
contrary to section 342.2 of the Criminal Code;

c) One count of possession of credit card data, contrary to section 342(3) of the Criminal Code;

d) One count of trafficking in credit card data, contrary to section 342(3) of the Criminal Code;

e) One count of obtaining or possessing another person’s identity information in circumstances giving rise to a reasonable inference that the information is intended to be used to commit an indictable offence, contrary to section 402.2(1) of the Criminal Code;

f) One count of transmitting, making available, distributing, selling or offering for sale another person’s identity information, or has it in possession for any of those purposes, knowing that or being reckless as to whether the information will be used to commit an indictable offence, contrary to section 402.2(2) of the Criminal Code.

g) Two counts of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking contrary to section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;

h) One count of possession of a controlled substance contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Khan is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court on the morning of January 27th, 2016. At the request of Crown Counsel in order to protect the fair trial rights of the accused, the CFSEU-BC will not be providing any details of the investigation.

Media Spokesperson: Cst. Jordan McLellan

Desk: (778) 290-3183
Cell: (604) 306-3712

CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy

Desk: (778) 290-2873
Cell: (604) 499-4199

 

In Partnership with Abbotsford Police Department, Canadian Border Services Agency, Central Saanich Police Service, Delta Police Department, New Westminster Police Department, Organized Crime Agency of British Columbia, Port Moody Police Department, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Saanich Police Department, South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority, Vancouver Police Department, Victoria Police Department, West Vancouver Police Department

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