Vancouver Police (VPD) have dealt what they describe as a “huge blow” to a Lower Mainland crime group.
On Thursday the VPD announced the seizure of four guns, the arrest of seven individuals, and the recommendation of 20 criminal charges as part of Project Temper – a combined effort with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) – to tackle an increase in targeted violence in the Lower Mainland.
“Project Temper, a gang violence suppression operation, has resulted in the dismantling of the Gill Group,” said VPD Supt. Mike Porteous. “This violent crime group was comprised of several individuals including its leader, Taqdir Gill.”
In total, seven arrests have been made, and the following charges have been approved by Crown Counsel:
“We are committed to aggressively targeting people who pose the most risk to our communities, and we will continue to work relentlessly with other partner agencies, like CFSEU-BC,” said Porteous
“The coordinated and strategic engagement, disruption, and enforcement efforts that we have collectively undertaken since the start of this joint operation will continue as part of our long-term regional strategy,” said CFSEU-BC’s Kevin Hackett.