RAVENEET Singh Basi, 44, of Kamloops and  Tijinder Singh Sidhu, 46, of Richmond along with Fabian Fraser Cuthbert, 45, and Katherine Pearl Cuthbert, 73, both of Prince George, have now been charged in a drug trafficking investigation into a group that was supplying cocaine to Northern B.C.

In April 2015, RCMP North District Federal Serious and Organized Crime (ND-FSOC) began an investigation into drug trafficking in Prince George and Chilliwack. On June 11, 2016, RCMP arrested Basi, Sidhu, Fabian Cuthbert and Katherine Cuthbert. The RCMP ND-FSOC then executed a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) warrant in Richmond in conjunction with the Richmond RCMP Drug Section and the Integrated Police Dog Service (IPDS). Police seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, two vehicles and cash from a Richmond residence.

RCMP ND- FSOC executed a second CDSA warrant in Chilliwack in conjunction with the Chilliwack RCMP Drug Section. Police seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, a large amount of cash and a vehicle from a Chilliwack residence.

A third CDSA warrant was executed by RCMP ND-FSOC in Prince George in conjunction with Prince George RCMP Street Crew and IPDS. Police seized numerous firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armour, a cocaine press and cash.

During the course of the 14 month investigation RCMP ND-FSOC worked in close partnership with Prince George RCMP, Chilliwack RCMP, Richmond RCMP, Delta Police Department, Kamloops RCMP, Surrey RCMP, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, and other Federal Support Units.

“This was a very successful enforcement action taken against this group responsible for supplying cocaine to Northern BC which will have a significant impact,” said RCMP ND-FSOC Staff-Sgt. Glen Breckon. “Another great example of how RCMP resources at the federal, provincial and municipal levels from all over the province have collaborated to take significant action in disrupting and dismantling an organized crime group here in the North District.”

Basi has been charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of property obtained by crime.

Sidhu has been charged conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, trafficking in a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

Fabian Cuthbert and Katherine Cuthbert have been charged with conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.