(Release from Surrey RCMP)
The Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) has arrested two males in connection with an incident of failing to stop for police which occurred in the fall of 2018.
On October 25 2018 SGET officers were strategically targeting individuals known to police with associations to the Lower Mainland gang conflict and attempted to stop a vehicle they suspected was involved in drug trafficking. The vehicle failed to stop and fled from police.
SGET members continued to investigate the incident and, on January 7, 2019, charges were approved and arrest warrants issued for two men who are alleged to be the occupants of the vehicle which fled from police on October 25th.
Both males, who are from Surrey, have been arrested on the following charges:
· Gurmeet MATHROO, 19 years old, is charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and one count of obstructing a police officer;
· Anhad VIRK, 21 years old, is charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and one count of obstructing a police officer.
VIRK is a current Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priority (PTEP) target, which is a multi-agency law enforcement information-sharing strategy that coordinates intelligence as it relates to gang and organized crime targets.
MATHROO has since been released and VIRK remains in-custody.
“This investigation is an example of Surrey RCMP’s diligence and dedication in investigating and interdicting individuals involved in the gang lifestyle in the Lower Mainland,” says Superintendent Shawn Gill, Community Services Officer. “Public safety remains the Surrey RCMP’s number one priority, our investigations do not simply end when a vehicle drives away.“