THE Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) officers of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC) recently arrested several individuals and seized handguns, rifles, a loaded shotgun, ammunition, a conductive energy weapon, knives, machetes, and other weapons in the Kelowna, Lake Country, and Vernon areas.
Also seized over a five-day period (August 3 to 7): over 2 kg of suspected fentanyl, methamphetamine, crack and powder cocaine, GHB, psilocybin, and miscellaneous pills along with suspected drug trafficking-related cash. Samples of the drugs have been sent to Health Canada for analysis pending charges being recommended.
The UGET officers spent time proactively patrolling and working with RCMP members on their second trip to the region in 2021.
The UGET deploys to communities around the province throughout the year. CFSEU-BC officers and members from other agencies are able to share up-to-date intelligence that help them direct their enforcement efforts and target those individuals and groups that pose the greatest threat to public safety, said Staff-Sgt. Lindsey Houghton.