B.C.’s anti-gang police agency was working on a national investigation in the Falkland and Monte Creek areas Tuesday, June 20.
RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Brenda Winpenny confirms the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C. conducted search warrants in the area Tuesday in relation to an ongoing, inter-provincial investigation.
Winpenny said because the investigation is ongoing, she could not release additional information “as we wouldn’t want to jeopardize anything to do with the judicial process at this point.”
She says the agency hopes to lay charges, “and at that point we would be able to talk about it.”
The unit was deployed Tuesday and wrapped up its work in the areas the same day.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of B.C is the province’s integrated anti-gang police agency. It is the largest integrated police program in Canada made up of members from every police department in B.C., including the RCMP. It is the third largest police force in the province with over 400 officers.