Sukhjit Malhi, 19, of Abbotsford back in custody, charged with possession for purpose of trafficking fentanyl

BACK in September, the Abbotsford Police Department Drug Enforcement Unit arrested Sukhjit Malhi, 19, along with Ishaan Mutneja, 19, and Navpreet Dhaliwal, 19, who they said were involved in the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. Police were targeting specifically those dealing in fentanyl and carfentanil.

Now Malhi is back in custody, charged with breaching his current court order and possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl. During the course of this investigation, cocaine, fentanyl, cellular phones, $2,500 cash and two vehicles were seized. The two vehicles will be considered for civil forfeiture, Abbotsford Police spokesperson Sgt. Judy Bird announced on Thursday.

At the time of his arrest, Malhi was on bail for charges including drug trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and firearms-related offences related to a previous Abbotsford Police Department investigation.

Sgt. Vic Gamboa of the Abbotsford Drug Enforcement Unit said: “The Abbotsford Police Department remains focused on drug traffickers in our community. We believe that disruption of the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict and their drug trafficking at all levels is a top priority, and is crucial to improving our public’s safety.”
Information and educational material is available online at http://www.abbypd.ca/illegal-drugs and http://www.cfseu.bc.ca/end-gang-life/.  These websites include helplines, resources for parents, warning posters and videos.

Contact the Abbotsford Police Department Gang Crime Unit for information on the warning signs of gang involvement, risk factors, and for help for getting yourself or someone you care about out of the gang life. Contact the unit at helpyouth@abbypd.ca or call 604-864- 4777.

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