CTV is reporitng that "A joint investigation targeting gang activity in B.C. has resulted in the seizure of a smoke grenade, firearms, drugs and cash. The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit launched the project alongside Kamloops RCMP in an effort to disrupt and suppress violence associated with those involved in organized crime."
"Mounties said nearly two dozen investigations took place throughout Kamloops between April 5 and 9 — leading to the seizure of more than seven ounces of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, heroin and meth, two firearms, an assortment of weapons, and thousands of dollars in cash."
OK seven ounces of cocaine is not much but addressing street level drug dealing is important. CTV is also reporitng that "'The Kamloops Crime Reduction Unit, UGET, and frontline officers continue to target repeat and violent offenders through joint partnerships,' said Supt. Jeff Pelley in a news release Friday, adding that Mounties will continue their comprehensive enforcement strategies to keep the public safe." That is a good thing.
The uniformed branch of the CFSEU showing off in nightclubs is pretty useless, but this kind of ongoing law enforcement isn't. It's important. Crime never sleeps and it never goes away all by itself. It's something we always have to address. That requires persistent effort.