Pro-active enforcement leads to seizure of AR15 and drugs

Surrey, BC – Roving patrols by Surrey and CFSEU-BC gang enforcement officers has resulted in the seizure of drugs and a prohibited weapon.

On September 10, 2022 at approximately 9:30 p.m. officers from the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) and CFSEU-BC’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were conducting patrols in the area of 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard as part of an ongoing joint enforcement project to suppress gang activity and associated violence.

Pro-active enforcement leads to seizure of AR15 and drugs
Pro-active enforcement leads to seizure of AR15 and drugs

Officers located a man who was exhibiting suspicious behaviour and attempting to evade police. Further investigation lead to the arrest of the man, who was found in possession of a bag containing:

An Semi-Automatic AR15 style firearm

a large capacity magazine containing armour piercing rounds

a rifle scope

a GPS tracker

30 grams Fentanyl; and

6 grams Methamphetamine.

On September 11, 2022, 40-year-old Thomas Bourque was charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and carry a prohibited weapon in a careless manner. Bourque remains in custody until his next court date.

“This is just one example of the work our gang enforcement teams here in Surrey and across the province through CFSEU-BC are doing on a daily basis,” says Constable Sarbjit K. Sangha, Media Relations Officer for the Surrey RCMP. “Our goal is to deter further violence associated to drugs and crime, by taking prohibited weapons off our streets.”

File # 2022-137618

Surrey RCMP

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