Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Ottawa Residents among Four More Men Charged in Vancouver Gang Crackdown

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Two Ottawa Residents among Four More Men Charged in Vancouver Gang Crackdown

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Additional arrests and charges in gang task force

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Vancouver police have announced additional arrests and charges in a gang crackdown they say has already resulted in more than 200 charges against 38 people.

Police say 22-year-old Moeen Khan of Surrey, B.C., 30-year-old Pashminder Boparai of Abbotsford, and two Ottawa men, 28-year-old Mustapha Ali and 23-year-old Nobin Malonga-Massamba, are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

Ali and Malonga-Massamba, who are in custody, each face additional charges related to firearm offences while Canada-wide warrants have been issued for the arrests of Khan and Boparai.

The charges are part of a taskforce formed in March 2017 by the Vancouver Police Department in response to increasing gang violence in Metro Vancouver. …

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