Surrey RCMP Arrests Three Indo-Canadian Men With Ties To Lower Mainland Gang War

Sagar Virk, Sandeep Matharoo and Manjit Bahia, all of Surrey, have been charged with a number of counts including Assault with Weapon, Uttering Threats and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.

By DESIBUZZCanada Staff

SURREY – Three Indo-Canadian men with gang ties were arrested by Surrey RCMP. All three of arrested men allegedly have ties to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

On October 29, 2018 the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) began an investigation in to a report of Uttering Threats, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

Eighteen-year-old, Sagar Virk of Surrey has been charged with two counts of Uttering Threats and three counts of Breach of Conditions.

Twenty one-year-old Sandeep Matharoo, of Surrey, has been charged with one count of Assault with Weapon, count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, Utter Threats, use of imitation while committing Utter threats, Mischief, and resist or obstruct a peace officer.

Twenty one-year-old Manjit Bahia, of Surrey has been charged has been charged with one count of Assault with Weapon, count of use imitation firearm while committing assault with weapon, Utter Threats, use of imitation while committing Utter threats, and Mischief.

Investigators believe the alleged threats, were related to the ongoing drug trade and gang conflict amongst parties known to one another.

The investigation included the execution of a search warrant on November 2, 2018 at a residence in the Newton area of Surrey, where officers seized 2 starter pistols, a BB Gun, and an air-soft replica pistol.

During the investigation officers also seized quantities of suspected cocaine, suspected fentanyl, and suspected crack cocaine, as well as other items consistent with drug trafficking.  Approximately $4200 in cash believed to be proceeds of street level drug sales was also located and seized.

All three of the accused have been remanded to custody, pending bail hearings.

“Our top priority remains public safety,” said Cpl Elenore Sturko “Our Surrey Gang Enforcement team and other specialized units, continue to investigate individuals who’s criminal activity puts public safety at risk, put pressure on gang members, and ensure they know they are not welcome in our city.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

About the Author

DESIBUZZCanada
Raj Paul Dhillon is an award winning journalist based in Vancouver, Canada. He received his second National Best Editorial Award from the National Ethnic Media and Press Association of Canada, presented to him by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on November 21, 2010 in Toronto. Aside from an extensive writing/editing work with a number of newspapers and magazines (currently the editor of the South Asian LINK newspaper, the oldest South Asian newspaper in Canada), he has also done freelance writing for mainstream publications like The Vancouver Sun and Georgia Straight newspapers. He holds a degree in Communications and in Film from Simon Fraser University.

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