Police said this was part of their continued efforts to target drug traffickers and those linked to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
The search warrants were executed at two residences in Abbotsford where an assault rifle, over $35,000, fentanyl, crack cocaine and other evidence consistent with drug trafficking were seized.
Charges laid include weapons-related offences and possession for the purpose of trafficking (“PPT”) in fentanyl and cocaine.
Sandhu was arrested and remanded in custody, while the other man was released, with charges currently pending.
“It is anticipated the arrest of these individuals and the items seized will significantly disrupt the drug trade in Abbotsford and further improve public safety through the targeting of gang associates within the community,” said APD Criminal Investigation Branch Staff-Sgt. Dan Culbertson.
Abbotsford Police said: “Be engaged, and be part of the solution. If you see something suspicious, whether it’s in a restaurant, a mall parking lot, or in an isolated place, please phone 9-1-1 immediately. We urge everyone in Abbotsford to stand up to gangs and gang violence – showing that you care makes a difference, and goes a long way to make our community safer.”
Report crime and share information by contacting the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or report online at solvecrime.ca.
The APD has numerous drug use prevention resources on its website (http://www.abbypd.ca/illegal-drugs), including helpline numbers and links to information for both youth and parents. If you think your child or someone you know is at risk, or is involved in gangs or drug trafficking, help is available. Get in touch with the Abbotsford Police Department’s Help Youth line at 604-864-4777, CFSEU-BC’s Gang Intervention Team at 604-897-6023, or visit email@example.com.