Chandanjot Singh Gill, 18, and Munroop Singh Hayer, 21, arrested and charged in connection with recent Surrey-Delta drug war

POLICE announced on Wednesday that they arrested and charged Chandanjot Singh Gill, 18, and Munroop Singh Hayer, 21, both of Surrey in the ongoing Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC), Surrey RCMP and Delta Police Department joint effort to stem the recent violence in Surrey which they say is mainly as a result of two groups believed to be in competition over the street-level drug trade.

Police also seized both guns and marijuana.

Just last week, police had announced that so far they had arrested and / or charged Arman Dhatt (19 charges), Pardip Brar (12 charges) and Rajvir Sunner (4 charges) and seized 21 vehicles, 13 weapons and more than $23,000.

On May 12, the CFSEU-BC along with the Surrey RCMP and Delta Police Department executed a search warrant on the residence of one of the men believed to be involved in the ongoing conflict.

The residence, located in the 7300-block 123rd Street of Surrey, and a vehicle were searched and bulk marijuana as well as four rifles and one handgun were discovered and seized. The guns are currently being forensically examined to determine if there may be any links to any other crimes.

Chandanjot Singh Gill has been charged with three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm with ammunition, one count of unsafe storage of a firearm, and one count of trafficking in a controlled substance.

He has been remanded into custody and is next due in Surrey Provincial Court on May 29.

Munroop Singh Hayer was also arrested and has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

He was later released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on June 3.

On April 20, a dedicated tip line was launched to gather information about the shootings. To date, there have been 148 calls to the tip line with 15 being of high value to the investigations. Police continue to ask anyone with information on any of the shootings to call the tip line at 604-915-6566.