More criminal charges laid in connection with rash of shootings

Half of the 30 gunfire instances in Surrey and Delta since March 9 are connected to drug turf war

More people have been charged in connection with a rash of shootings over the last two months.

Police named two more people who have been charged, including Pardip Brar, who faces 12 charges, and Rajvir Sunner (four charges).

Arman Dhatt had been arrested in Delta in March and faces 19 separate charges.

The information came out Tuesday as police indicate they continue to chip  away at two groups responsible for half of the 30 shootings in Surrey and Delta since March 9.

The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC), Surrey Mounties and Delta Police are involved in several enforcement and covert operations in order to identify witnesses, increase intelligence, and disrupt the illegal activities of the groups involved.

Police believe 15 of the shootings are a result of two groups responsible for dial-a-dope operations (drug delivery by phone), groups Mounties describe as  of South Asian and Somalian descent. The violence is believed to be the result of a turf war over the drug trade.

The victims of the shootings remain uncooperative, police say.

In addition, during the enforcement operations, 40 vehicles failed to stop for police.

Police officers don’t pursue fleeing vehicles when it is deemed that doing so could endanger the public. On one occasion, a CFSEU-BC marked car was rammed by a suspect vehicle to avoid the traffic stop.

Despite the challenges, police say they are having some success.

Since April 1, police have checked 499 vehicles, issued 198 tickets, and seized 21 cars and 13 weapons, along with $23,730 in cash.

“Police are doing everything they can to eliminate this threat. We are also collaborating with the community on many levels to ensure that we utilize all of the tools and resources available, including new and innovative approaches,” said Chief Supt. Kevin Hackett, Officer in Charge of the CFSEU-BC.

On April 20, a dedicated tip line was launched to gather information about the shootings. To date, there have been 131 calls to the tip line, with 14 being of high value to the investigations.

Police ask anyone with information on any of the shootings to call the tip line at 604-915-6566.

 

 

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