Why did IHIT and RCMP hide news of murder of Harpreet Singh Majhu?

HARPREET Singh Majhu was murdered two years ago and his remains were retrieved from a burnt-out vehicle in Agazziz on June 10, 2016.

But the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team kept it all hidden from the media until now when a Postmedia / Vancouver Sun investigation forced them to admit it. Neither IHIT nor the RCMP, whose major crime section handles international cases, would say why all this was kept secret.

Majhu, who was a member of the Brothers Keepers group with links to the Red Scorpions, and Orosman Jr. Garcia-Arevalo, an associate of the Brothers Keepers, allegedly shot dead Turkish drug traffickers Cetin Kocn in Dubai on May 4, 2016, and immediately caught a flight back to Canada. However, they were quickly identified by Dubai police who informed the RCMP.

Naji Sharifi Zindashti, an Iranian-born drug lord based in Turkey, allegedly got assassins to take out with the two suspects. Garcia-Arevalo was shot dead on May 11, 2016, and his body was found in an Abbotsford blueberry field. Majhu was killed a month later.

Majhu, who grew up in Delta, was well-known to police as he was charged in a raft of cases dating back to 2009 when he was about 19 years old. He faced charges of mischief under $5,000, breaching a court order, drug trafficking, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, flight from a police officer, resisting police, assaulting police and so on.

Sources told Postmedia that Majhu and Garcia-Arevalo were operating a drug line together.

It is rather absurd to see the RCMP tell Postmedia: “Anyone who may have information about these individuals is encouraged to contact IHIT.”

If they are asking for info now, why didn’t they do so two years ago when it would have clearly made more sense?

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