B.C. Justice Minister Shirley Bond announced $66 million more as part of continued funding for its anti-gang units for the next three years.

Bond committed this amount for the 168 gang task force officers already on the job.

“Safe and secure communities are key building blocks for strong healthy families,” Bond said beside a table of automatic weapons. “That’s why our government is proud to provide support for front-line police officers and the anti-gang strategy that’s been so successful at shutting down gang activity in our neighborhoods.”

She said the anti-gang enforcement has led to charges in murder cases, interrupted murder conspiracies, arrested hundreds of gangsters and associates and seized hundreds of guns.