THE Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC) on Wednesday located illegal drugs, weapons and a firearm when it conducted a vehicle stop in Kelowna.
On the afternoon of August 4, the UGET that is in the Kelowna area to support local enforcement efforts, was conducting proactive enforcement when they noticed a vehicle being driven by a lone male driver who made several Motor Vehicle Act infractions. These led to the officers conducting a vehicle stop.
As the UGET officers approached the vehicle, a weapon was observed in plain view, leading to the arrest of the male occupant. An investigation ensued and resulted in the seizure of various amounts of suspected illegal drugs including fentanyl, crystal meth, powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and heroin.
Weapons, including brass knuckles and several knives, were seized along with a modified .22 cal. handgun, a large amount of ammunition, and cash.
The male was released pending further investigation and criminal charges.
“CFSEU-BC proactively deploys our UGET teams throughout British Columbia to target those individuals that seek to victimize the most vulnerable through the drug trade and pose the highest risk to our communities through their involvement in violent organized crime activity,” said Superintendent Bill Spearn, Operations Support Officer for CFSEU-BC.
“We work closely with our policing partners, such as the Kelowna RCMP, to mitigate, disrupt and suppress criminal activity across the province. Arrests and seizures such as this one reaffirm that our collaborations with municipal agencies and RCMP detachments across the Province are of great value to public safety.”