RCMP arrest two Surrey men with connections to gang conflict in Metro Vancouver region

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      Two Surrey men with links to the Lower Mainland gang conflict have been arrested and charged.

      According to a news release, Surrey RCMP's Gang Enforcement Team had been "strategically targeting" two men on October 25 who were known to police to have connections to gang conflict in the Lower Mainland.

      When officers attempted to stop a vehicle suspected of being involved in drug trafficking, the vehicle didn't stop and instead fled from police.

      As investigation into the incident continued on, charges were approved on January 7 and arrest warrants were issued for the two men from Surrey who were alleged to be in the vehicle.

      Both 19-year-old Gurmeet Mathroo and 21-year-old Anhad Virk have each been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and one count of obstructing a police officer.

      While Mathroo has since been released, Virk remains in custody.

      According to Surrey RCMP, Virk has been a Provincial Tactical Enforcement Priority target, which is a law-enforcement agency strategy that coordinates information-sharing about gang and organized crime targets.