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Anti-gang unit makes eight arrests

August 15, 2016 3:32 P.M.

Joint enforcement with the province’s integrated anti-gang police unit enabled Kamloops RCMP to make eight arrests over the weekend.

Officers from the Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were in town over three days to assist the detachment in efforts to pro-actively stop criminal activity and prevent organized crime groups from establishing a presence.

Joint efforts were directed at individuals suspected of involvement in illegal activities and resulted in both enforcement and “disruptive measures” by police.

The Combines Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC) regularly sends their UGET members to support local agencies and detachments. 

Along with the eight arrests, they impounded three vehicles, made 15 curfew checks and checked 23 residences for drugs and stolen property.

The elimination of all organized criminal activity from the city of Kamloops remains a priority for the local detachment, said Cp. Jodi Shelkie. 

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