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Gang enforcement team seizes drugs and weapons in Fruitvale

CFSEU-BC is headquartered in Metro Vancouver, based out of the RCMP “E” Division
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On Saturday, April 1, the CFSEU Uniform Gang Enforcement Team seized firearms, ammunition, suspected illicit drugs and other drug trafficking paraphernalia from a vehicle and residence during an investigation in Fruitvale.

The team arrested a 40-year-old man, a 33-year-old Fruitvale man, a 33-year-old Fruitvale woman, and a Trail woman, 33.

All four suspects were released pending further investigation into an alleged drug trafficking and weapons possession offence.

The gang enforcement team has been traveling B.C. to assist smaller rural detachments with local high priority targets suspected to be trafficking drugs and in possession of weapons.

“Trail RCMP appreciates and supports their efforts to curb drug trafficking and prevent future violence during their operation in the Kootenays, ” says Sgt. Wicentowich.


The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) is B.C.’s integrated anti-gang police agency.

CFSEU-BC is the largest integrated police program in Canada, made up of members from every police department in B.C., including the RCMP, and is the third largest police force in the province with over 400 officers.

The unit is headquartered in Metro Vancouver, based out of the RCMP E Division Headquarters.

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