Surrey RCMP continues to disrupt drug trade
Police charge: Davjit RANDHAWA, Sukhdeep DHALIWAL, Chaten DHINDSA, Gurpreet DHUDWAL
As Surrey RCMP continues to target individuals believed to be involved in a number of shots fired incidents associated to the local drug trade, police advise that a number of new arrests have been made which will help further efforts to curb the violence in our community.
On December 5th, 2015, Surrey RCMP was notified that a male was being assaulted, threatened, and held against his will in the area of 86th Avenue and 130th Street. When police arrived several people were arrested in relation to this event.
Charges of Forcible Confinement, Robbery, Assault with a Weapon, and Assault Causing Bodily Harm have now been laid against the following four males from Surrey: Davjit RANDHAWA (31 years old), Sukhdeep DHALIWAL (19 years old), Chaten DHINDSA (20 years old), and Gurpreet DHUDWAL (18 years old). RANDHAWA and DHINDSA have also been charged with failing to comply with court-imposed conditions.
A fifth suspect in the December 5th incident, Ravinder SAMRA, a 28 year male from Surrey, was arrested on December 11th, 2015. He was charged with Forcible Confinement, Robbery, Assault with a Weapon, and Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
On December 11th, 2015, D.RANDHAWA, DHALIWAL, DHINDSA, and DHUDWAL were released under strict conditions that included: 24/7 house arrest, no contact with each other, not to be in any motor vehicle unless with the registered owner, not to possess a cell phone, and to be in the company of their parents while outside the home for any purpose. On December 15th SAMRA was also released with the same conditions.
A sixth suspect, Karnjit RANDHAWA, a 27 year old male from Surrey, has not been located and is currently wanted by police. In order to assist police with their on-going efforts to locate Karnjit RANDHAWA, police are releasing his photo (see attached).
The victim is well known to police and continues to recover from his injuries.
“We believe that arresting these individuals and advancing prosecutions against them will create a safer community,” says Surrey RCMP Officer in Charge, Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy. “We will continue to aggressively advance a broad base of strategies on those that we believe are associated with the violent acts that have played out on our streets.”
The continuing enforcement by Surrey RCMP and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC) has allowed police to make significant headway in disrupting the low level drug trade and resulting violence over the past few months. As of November 29th, over 6,200 persons have been checked, almost 800 arrests and detentions made, and more than 160 weapons and firearms have been seized.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s dedicated tip line at 604-915-6566 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.