(This story originally appeared in the June 2, 2016 Chilliwack Times.)
More charges have been approved and Canada-wide arrest warrants have been issued for two more individuals connected to a Fraser Valley crime syndicate operating in B.C.’s north.
Back in February, B.C.’s gang task force announced dozens of charges filed against eight Chilliwack men in connection with the alleged gang activity after search warrants executed in the city uncovered eight firearms, prohibited magazines, silencers, and more than $200,000 in cash. Also seized was over $2 million dollars worth of drugs, which included a large quantity of the dangerous drug Fentanyl.
Then on May 27, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) announced the charges laid and warrants issued against 27-yearold Andrew Vithna Va and 21-yearold Le Hoang-Duy Vo.
The investigation goes back to 2014, but it was in February of this year that that Federal Crown counsel approved 50 charges against Jordan Anthony Ramos, aged 29; Dana Mikael Hendrick Schaper-Kotter, 25; Darcy Horvath, 23; Lucas Benajmin Thiessen, 22; and Kyle Harrower, 25.
All are from Chilliwack, and are next due in court June 7. The charges filed Feb. 15 were just the latest on this complicated and ongoing investigation by the CFSEU-BC.
Charged in December 2015 in connection with the same investigation was Clayton Archie Eheler, 33; Raymond Morrissey, 59; and Mathew Jordan Thiessen, 29.
Eheler, Morrissey and Mathew Thiessen were scheduled to have next court dates set this week in Chilliwack Provincial Court.
• Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Va and/or Vo is asked to contact your local police or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.