Specialized gang enforcement team returned last weekend
2020-12-03 14:25 PST
This past weekend the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were in Prince George for the third time in as many months.
From Thursday November 26 to Saturday November 28, 2020, the team assisted the Prince George RCMP with enhancing the safety of the public by targeting and disrupting drug trafficking groups responsible for the increased level of violence this fall.
During these shifts, UGET officers conducted many checks of persons known to be involved in criminal activity and in doing so seized large amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl, along with thousands of dollars in cash, and several weapons.
In addition to the seized drugs, the UGET had the following successes while in Prince George:
- Checked 85 persons;
- Stopped 60 vehicles;
- Seized over several weapons including a firearm, a hatchet, a baton, multiple knives including throwing knives, two replica firearms and ammunition;
- Seized over $10,000 in cash.
Regardless of the time of year, whether it’s summer or winter, our UGET members will travel the province, to assist our policing partners, working together to target those who put communities and the safety of residents at risk, says CFSEU-BC spokesperson Sgt. Brenda Winpenny.
UGET represents the overt, tactical and specialized uniform presence of CFESU-BC which directly interacts with individuals involved in organized criminal activity delivering on our mandate. The ability of UGET to travel throughout the province, on short notice, to assist our policing partners is a win for the community and law enforcement.
The Prince George RCMP want to remind the residents of Prince George to stay vigilant and report incidents to the police as soon as possible. Violent offenders show no regard for public safety, however the public plays a crucial role in stopping violent crime.
The RCMP is committed to aggressively targeting those responsible for causing harm through drug trafficking and its associated violence in our communities. If you have any information about violence or illegal firearms in the Prince George area, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest or seizure of firearms, you could be eligible for a cash reward.
Cpl. Craig DouglassCommunications NCO / Media Relations Officer
Prince George RCMP
455 Victoria Street, Prince George, BC, V2L 0B7
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