Mandeep Grewal was gunned down outside an Abbotsford bank in October 2018. Police said a violent gang war to control drug-line territory was going on at that time. Drug charges have now been announced against seven people. (FILE PHOTO: John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Mandeep Grewal was gunned down outside an Abbotsford bank in October 2018. Police said a violent gang war to control drug-line territory was going on at that time. Drug charges have now been announced against seven people. (FILE PHOTO: John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

7 people face 38 charges related to gang drug activity in Abbotsford and Mission

Police say investigation began in 2018 into expansion of Brothers Keepers’ drug line

A total of 38 charges have been laid against seven people in relation to an alleged drug line that the Brothers Keepers gang was expanding in Mission and Abbotsford, police announced Friday (May 7).

The charges stem from an investigation that began in late 2018, when the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia (CFSEU-BC) worked with the Mission RCMP’s drug unit and the Abbotsford Police Department.

A press release states that a conflict to control drug-line territory had become violent and became a priority for police.

That year saw several killings in the area that police said were linked to gang activity. These included Mandeep Grewal outside an Abbotsford bank and Varinderpal Gill, who was gunned down in a mall parking lot in Mission.

Grewal was the brother of Brothers Keepers gang leader Gavin Grewal, who was fatally shot in North Vancouver in December 2017.

RELATED: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

RELATED: Cops had told murder victim: ‘Someone’s going to get shot because of you’

The press release states that, over several months, investigators were able to gather evidence on the drug line and those associated with it.

This resulted in numerous drug seizures and a search warrant on a residence in the 6400 block of Riverside Street in Abbotsford.

Among the items seized were fentanyl, carfentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA, packaging and cutting agents, and cash.

Supt. Duncan Pound of CFSEU-BC said police will continue to “aggressively target” groups such as the Brothers Keepers and “those who associate with them.”

“The Brothers Keepers’ violent drug activity in 2018 and 2019 made them a top priority and, in addition to charges already announced, more successes are expected to be shared in the months to come,” he said.

Of the seven people charged, only one has been arrested, and the others are wanted on outstanding warrants, police said.

Gurjap Bhullar, 37, was arrested May 5 by Mission RCMP and faces five drug charges.

The others all face charges of drug trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking. They are:

• Gregory Joseph Greenlay, 28 – two charges

• Meredith Christine Kitchen, 41 – 10 charges

• Brandon Lyle Osberg, 39 – 10 charges

• Terry William Slater, 50 – two charges

• Jason Roger Bryant, 46 – two charges

• Sahel Sandhu, 25 – seven charges



vhopes@abbynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

B.C. gang problemcrimePolicestreet drugs

Just Posted

A video by Fort Langley resident Richard Donison captured the moment on May 24 when an errant log boom knocked down a bird habitat the end of Brae Island at Tavistock point. (Richard Donison/special to Langley Advance Times)
VIDEO: The moment when a log boom destroyed a Langley bird habitat

Fort Langley resident says it happened ‘very, very slowly’

Students at ACSS and BGMS will start the school year in September with positive changes at their Aldergrove Campus. (Special to The Star)
Fit Core athletic centre to link Betty Gilbert and Aldergrove Secondary

Langley School District announced new courses such as guitar and digital technology for students

Douglas Denyer walks with his wife Dorothy, who passes away at 90. The long-time resident of Langley and Rotarian since 1984 turned 100 on June 16. He has two sons, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Celebrating ‘a beautiful life,’ Langley senior turns 100

‘I’ve always tried to help out everyone I can” Douglas Denyer says

Vancouver Giants will return to the ice on Oct. 8, hosting the Prince George Cougars at Langley Events Centre. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Giants will renew division rivalry with Cougars when season resumes in October

First game at Langley Events Centre since February of last year

A flower-bedecked memorial to one three people who died at the scene of a suspicious house fire in Langley stands outside the burnt-out house in the 19600 block of Wakefield Drive on Monday, June 29, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
First hearing for man charged in Langley triple homicide

Kia Ebrahimian faces three counts of second degree murder

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz have set their wedding date for February, hoping that more COVID-19 restrictions will have lifted. (The Macleans)
B.C. couples ‘gambling’ on whether COVID rules will let them dance at their wedding

Amy Kobelt and Tony Cruz pushed back their wedding in hopes of being able to celebrate it without the constraints of COVID-19

Most Read