SURREY RCMP have arrested Sagar Virk, 18, Sandeep Mathroo, 21, and Manjit Bahia, 21, all of Surrey, who are all allegedly tied to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
On October 29, the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) began an investigation into a report of uttering threats, and unlawful possession of a firearm.
Investigators believe the alleged threats were related to the ongoing drug trade and gang conflict amongst parties known to one another.
The investigation included the execution of a search warrant on November 2 at a residence in the Newton area of Surrey where officers seized two starter pistols, a BB gun, and an air-soft replica pistol.
During the investigation officers also seized quantities of suspected cocaine, suspected fentanyl, and suspected crack cocaine, as well as other items consistent with drug trafficking. Approximately $4,200 in cash believed to be proceeds of street level drug sales was also located and seized.
Virk has been charged with two counts of uttering threats and three counts of breach of conditions.
Mathroo has been charged with one count of assault with weapon, count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, utter threats, use of imitation while committing utter threats, mischief, and resist or obstruct a peace officer.
Bahia has been charged has been charged with one count of assault with weapon, one count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, utter threats, use of imitation while uttering threats, and mischief.
All three of the accused have been remanded to custody, pending bail hearings.
“Our top priority remains public safety,” said Cpl. Elenore Sturko “Our Surrey Gang Enforcement team and other specialized units, continue to investigate individuals whose criminal activity puts public safety at risk, put pressure on gang members, and ensure they know they are not welcome in our city.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.