Charges laid in RCMP Project ENaissant; RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime

BC – In April 2015 RCMP North District Federal Serious and Organized Crime (ND-FSOC) began an investigation into drug trafficking in Prince George and Chilliwack, BC. Charges have been laid by Crown Counsel against Fabian Cuthbert and Katherine Cuthbert of Prince George. Also charged are Tijinder Sidhu of Richmond and Ravneet Basi of Kamloops.

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On June 11, 2016 RCMP ND-FSOC arrested Fabian Cuthbert, Katherine Cuthbert, Tijnder Sidhu and Ravneet Basi. RCMP ND-FSOC then executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant in Richmond BC in conjunction with the Richmond RCMP Drug Section and the Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS). Police seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, two vehicles and cash from a Richmond residence.

RCMP ND- FSOC executed a second CDSA warrant in Chilliwack BC in conjunction with the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section. Police seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, a large amount of cash and a vehicle from a Chilliwack residence.

Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

A third CDSA warrant was executed by RCMP ND-FSOC in Prince George BC in conjunction with Prince George RCMP Street Crew and IPDS. Police seized numerous firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armour, a cocaine press and cash.

During the course of the 14 month investigation RCMP ND-FSOC worked in close partnership with Prince George RCMP, Chilliwack RCMP, Richmond RCMP, Delta Police Department, Kamloops RCMP, Surrey RCMP, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, and other Federal Support Units.

This was a very successful enforcement action taken against this group responsible for supplying cocaine to Northern BC which will have a significant impact. said RCMP ND-FSOC Staff Sergeant Glen Breckon. Another great example of how RCMP resources at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels from all over the province have collaborated to take significant action in disrupting and dismantling an organized crime group here in the North District

Charged are:

Raveneet Singh Basi 44 years of age from Kamloops BC

  • Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance Sec 465(1)(c) CCC
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Sec 5(1) CDSA
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Sec 354(1)(a)

Fabian Fraser Cuthbert 45 years of age from Prince George BC

  • Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance Sec 465(1)(c) CCC
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Sec 5(2) CDSA

Katherine Pearl Cuthbert 73 years of age from Prince George BC

  • Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance Sec 465(1)(c) CCC
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Sec 5(2) CDSA

Tijinder Singh Sidhu 46 years of age from Richmond BC

  • Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Substance Sec 465(1)(c) CCC
  • Trafficking in a Controlled Substance Sec 5(1) CDSA
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking Sec 5(2) CDSA

Police File # 2015-1390

RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime


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