Surrey RCMP is informing the public of the arrest of two men with ties to the lower mainland gang conflict, and the seizure of a restricted firearm in Newton.

On September 26,  Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team was conducting a proactive patrol in Newton when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the 6200-block of 126 Street. That vehicle, a black Jeep Cherokee, was observed committing multiple traffic infractions, and then collided with another vehicle at 128 Street and 64 Avenue.

The three occupants of the Jeep Cherokee fled the scene on foot and two were arrested by police after a brief chase. A third suspect was not apprehended and the investigation is continuing. A subsequent search of the suspect vehicle yielded a loaded handgun.

Gurpreet Multani, 24, of Surrey is facing charges of Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Obstruction of a police officer, and Fail to remain at the scene of an accident.

Jaskaran Johal, 21, of Surrey is facing charges of Possession of a firearm, Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, several other charges relating to the possession and unsafe transportation of a firearm, Obstruction of a police officer, and Breach of his recognizance.

Both men are known to police, have links to the Brothers Keepers crime group and have been remanded in custody while the investigation continues.

“Targeted enforcement is enabling our members to make important interdictions like this one which has led to the arrests of two known gang members, and taken a loaded gun out of the hands of criminals.” said Inspector Mike Hall, Proactive Enforcement Officer.