Vancouver Police arrested Pashminder Boparai, gang member wanted since last month

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Pashminder Boparai, the subject of a nationwide arrest warrant, was apprehended late Wednesday night near Kelowna and is in custody.

In late February the Vancouver Police Department announced new arrests and charges in relation to Taskforce Tourniquet and Project Territory – one of Metro Vancouver’s most successful multi-agency gang crime investigations. At the time, Boparai, a 30-year-old Abbotsford resident, was outstanding and wanted for conspiracy to commit murder.

“We would like to thank the public for tips and acknowledge the Kelowna RCMP for their assistance. They were instrumental in helping capture Mr. Bopari,” says Sergeant Jason Robillard, VPD. “We’ll continue to work collaboratively with our partnering agencies to combat gang violence that affects our communities.”

Taskforce Tourniquet was formed in March 2017 by the Vancouver Police Department, in response to increasing gang violence in Metro Vancouver. It has since grown to include officers from the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of BC (CFSEU-BC), the RCMP, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), and local municipal police departments.

Twenty-two-year-old Moeen Khan of Surrey remains at large and police are encouraging him to turn himself into authorities.  Anyone who may have any information about Moeen Khan’s whereabouts, is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately. Information can also be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.