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Abbotsford cops seize assault rifle, fentanyl, over $35K in cash amid gang crackdown

The result of two search warrants being executed at two Abbotsford homes. Police found an assault rifle, fentanyl, crack cocaine, over $35,000 and more evidence consistent with drug trafficking.
The result of two search warrants being executed at two Abbotsford homes. Police found an assault rifle, fentanyl, crack cocaine, over $35,000 and more evidence consistent with drug trafficking. Abbotsford Police Department

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) made two arrests and numerous seizures after it executed search warrants at two separate homes last week.

Police seized an assault rifle, fentanyl, crack cocaine, over $35,000 and “other evidence consistent with drug trafficking” on March 8, the department said in a Tuesday news release.

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In searching the homes, they also two arrested two people: Kulvir Sandhu, 23, who was remanded in custody, and a second individual who was released with charges pending.

Charges have been laid that include weapons-related offences, as well as possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine and fentanyl.

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“It is anticipated the arrest of these individuals and the items seized will significantly disrupt the drug trade in Abbotsford and further improve public safety through the targeting of gang associates within the community,” Staff Sgt. Dan Culbertson of the APD’s criminal investigation branch said in a news release.

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Police have urged the public to phone 911 if they see any suspicious activity, be it in a mall parking lot, a restaurant or an isolated area.