KAMLOOPS, BC: In the wake of two recent homicides in Kamloops, members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC’s) Uniform Gang Enforcement Team (UGET) were recently deployed there in order to try and mitigate, disrupt, and suppress any further violence. By conducting active and high visibility enforcement in the community, UGET was able to contribute to overall law enforcement efforts.
UGET worked in partnership with the Kamloops RCMP’s Crime Unit to ensure that the team was briefed on local crime hot spots and received up-to-date intelligence to help direct their enforcement activities.
Over the four days, 78 vehicles were stopped and 132 people were checked, with the majority of those people connected to the street-level drug trade.
Of concern to overall public safety was the number of potential weapons located within vehicles and in close proximity to, or in the possession of, the occupants. Taking these potential weapons off the street and out of the hands of those involved in the drug trade was vital to the UGET violence suppression efforts while in Kamloops.
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