DURING the week of March 21, members of the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC’s) were deployed to Kelowna where they worked in partnership with the Kelowna RCMP to ensure that the team was briefed on local crime hot spots and received up-to-date intelligence to help direct their enforcement activities while in the area.
Over the six days that UGET was in the Okanagan, 21 vehicles were stopped and 27 people were checked, with the majority of them connected to the street-level drug trade.
During their time in the Okanagan, UGET members seized three airsoft guns, multiple knives, and a baton. Also seized were quantities of suspected cocaine, crystal meth, heroin, and potentially deadly fentanyl.
“One of the core aspects of the overall CFSEU-BC enforcement strategy are the Uniform Gang Enforcement Teams (UGET),” said Sgt. Brenda Winpenny, CFSEU-BC Media Relations Officer. “UGET represents the overt, tactical and specialized uniform presence of CFSEU-BC which will directly interact with individuals involved in organized criminal activity to help our agency deliver on our mandate. Providing UGET support to Kelowna is a positive for the community and law enforcement.”