Investigation into Brothers Keepers gang leads to 27 charges against 6 people

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Police deal major blow to notorious B.C. drug gang
Police have revealed details of a major blow to one of the province's most notorious drug gangs. Dozens of charges now laid against suspected members of the Brothers Keepers and guns and more than a quarter-of-a-million doses of fentanyl taken off the streets. Catherine Urquhart has more – Nov 4, 2021

RCMP say 27 charges have been laid against six people following an investigation into the Brothers Keepers gang in Metro Vancouver.

A three-year investigation netted more than 11 kilograms of drugs, including meth, fentanyl and cocaine, as well as drug-making equipment and precursor chemicals used in the production and processing of synthetic drugs, police said Thursday.

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27 charges laid against six members of Brothers Keepers gang

Insp. Duncan Pound with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC (CFSEU-BC) said they removed a quarter-million doses of potentially lethal fentanyl from the streets.

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Pound said investigators found the Brothers Keepers “aggressively sought to expand into new markets throughout British Columbia, utilizing reduced drug prices, product branding such as purple fentanyl, and increased street-level drug potency.”

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“We also continue to see organized crime groups in general push towards recruiting young offenders in an effort to avoid criminal charges against older and established members. Each strategy preys upon vulnerable portions of our communities with a single goal of financial gain and with no concern for the welfare of those they impact.”

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VPD gang unit arrests two men in downtown Vancouver

Police say the Crown has laid charges against six people.

Amandeep Singh Kang, a 29-year-old man from Vancouver; Dylan Robert Ferris, a 22-year-old man from Surrey; and Tanisha Bhatti, a 25-year-old woman from Vancouver, have been arrested and remain in custody, police said, while Moshmem Khanun Khan, a 45-year-old woman from Surrey, was arrested and released from custody.

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Police have not been able to locate two of the six: Jannat Bibi Nadeem, 21, from Surrey and 21-year-old Andrew Miguel Best from Vancouver Island. Warrants have been issued for their arrest.

–With files from Jennifer Palma


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