TWO gang associates of the former Dhak / Duhre and UN Gang alliance were recently charged by Crown Counsel following an investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia.
CFSEU-BC say that in May 2013, they initiated an investigation into the criminal activities of Zemaan Chaudhry, a member of the Dhak crime group, after receiving information that he was allegedly operating a drug dealing enterprise in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.
It was also believed that he had taken control of the former drug lines run by Manjinder Hairan and Sukh Dhak, both of whom who are now dead.
The investigation quickly progressed and it was discovered in the initial stages that a second man, Alvinder Sekhon, an associate of Chaudhry, was allegedly involved in the criminal enterprise with Chaudhry.
Evidence gathered during the investigation identified several residences allegedly utilized by Chaudhry and Sekhon as stash houses for a drug trafficking enterprise that provided large quantities of drugs throughout the Lower Mainland and to Vancouver Island.
On June 25, 2013, 26-year-old Zemaan Chaudhry and 21-year-old Alvinder Sekhon, both Surrey residents, were arrested by CFSEU-BC officers for trafficking and possession of a controlled substance.
Subsequent to the arrests, CFSEU-BC and RCMP Lower Mainland ERT members executed search warrants at three residences, one in the 6600 block of 120th street in Surrey, one in the 13000 block of 70th Avenue of Surrey, and one in the 8700 block of 161 street in Surrey, as well as two associated vehicles.
During the searches, officers recovered / discovered:
• A loaded .40 caliber Taurus semi-automatic pistol;
• 259 grams of cocaine;
• 80 grams of heroin;
• 158 grams of opium;
• 708 grams of MDMA;
• 876 grams of Fentanyl;
• 342 grams of Phenacetin;
• Approximately 3 lbs of packaged marihuana;
• 200 Oxycodone pills;
• Numerous small plastic bags of pre-packaged heroin and crack cocaine;
• Approximately $32,000 in Canadian currency;
• Plastic bags / sealers / packaging material consistent with drug trafficking;
• Money counters;
• GPS trackers, cell phone jammers, zap straps / duct tape;
• Sophisticated hidden compartments inside both vehicles and one of the residences.
The investigation continued until late 2013 when charges were laid by Crown Counsel.
* Zemaan Chaudhry has been charged with seven counts of possession with the purpose of drug trafficking, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, one count of knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon without a license, and one count of possession of a firearm contrary to a court order.
* Alvinder Singh Sekhon has been charged with seven counts of possession with the purpose of drug trafficking, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition, and one count of knowingly possessing a prohibited weapon without a license.
Both men are scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on February 6.
Police say Chaudhry has long-standing ties to the former Dhak / Duhre / UN Gang alliance and is believed to have a prevalent role in the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.
CFSEU-BC thanked RCMP’s Lower Mainland ERT, the Lower Mainland Forensic Identification Services, the Vancouver Island Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit, the Surrey RCMP Detachment, the Delta Police Department, and the Canadian Border Services Agency for their coordinated assistance and cooperation.