Gang enforcement checks lead to arrest of man on Canada-wide warrant


2023-05-19 10:29 PDT

File # 2023-64641

Surrey RCMP’s Gang Enforcement Team has arrested a man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant, following proactive enforcement efforts as part of the Inadmissible Patrons Program (IPP).

On May 15, 2023, the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) was conducting IPP checks at a restaurant in the South Surrey area. During their checks, officers observed a person sitting with people known to them quickly exit out a side door of the restaurant. Two of the parties at the table were ejected as they met the IPP criteria.

IPP is designed to help prevent violent criminal activity in and around licensed establishments and to deter gang members from conducting their criminal activities in Surrey. An Inadmissible Patron is a person whose lifestyle, associations and/or activities pose a risk to public safety, either directly or from third party associations.

Through investigation, police identified the man who departed the restaurant as Marcos Bradley Cardoso, who was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large. Cardoso was released on parole November 30, 2022, and failed to attend his assigned halfway house.

Cardoso is serving a sentence for convictions that include break and enter, robbery using a firearm, forcible confinement, using a firearm in the commission of an offence, disguise with intent, and discharging a firearm. The convictions stem from a 2016 incident that occurred in Maple Ridge.

On May 17, 2023, SGET with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (ERT), arrested 31-year-old Marcos Bradley Cardoso at a residence in West Cloverdale area of Surrey.

The Inadmissible Patrons Program is one tool SGET uses to proactively disrupt gang activity in our city, says, Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team Staff Sergeant John Murray. Establishments who elect to participate in the program are supporting police in their efforts to increase public safety, and reduce the risk of collateral violence to their patrons.

Visit our website for more information on the Inadmissible Patrons Program.

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