Abbotsford teen gang member faces more charges for involvement in fentanyl trafficking

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      Amid B.C.'s overdose epidemic and an ongoing crackdown on drug trafficking, an Abbotsford teenager already on bail for previous drug trafficking is facing further charges for possessing fentanyl.  

      Sukhjit Malhi had previously been charged with drug trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and meth; possession for the purpose of trafficking; and firearms-related offences from a previous investigation.

      On February 7, Abbotsford police seized cocaine, fentanyl, cell phones, two vehicles (which will be considered for civil forfeiture), and $2,500 in cash from the 19-year-old Malhi, who was out on bail.

      On February 8, the Abbotsford Police Department (APD) announced that Malhi was taken into custody and charged with breaching his current court order as well as possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl.

      Information about warning signs of or risk factors for gang affiliation, or how to get yourself or someone else out of gang involvement, is available at the APD or the B.C. Combined Forces Special Forces Unit websites. Anyone requiring assistance can also contact the APD at 604-864-4777 or by email.