Sukhjit Malhi, 19, of Abbotsford back in custody, charged with possession for purpose of trafficking fentanyl

Abbotsford police have seized drugs, thousands of dollars in cash and two vehicles in the arrest of a 19-year-old gang associate.

Police said Sukhjit Malhi is in custody after being charged with breaching a court order and possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl.

During the investigation leading to Malhi’s arrest, Abbotsford police seized cocaine, fentanyl, cell phones, $2,500 in cash and two vehicles.

Sgt. Vic Gamboa of the Abbotsford Drug Enforcement Unit in a statement said, “We believe that disruption of the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict and their drug trafficking at all levels is a top priority and is crucial to improving our public’s safety.”

Police said at the time of his arrest, Malhi was on bail for trafficking fentanyl, cocaine, heroin and meth, as well as firearms-related offences.

Sukhjit Malhi had previously been charged with drug trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine, heroin, and meth; possession for the purpose of trafficking; and firearms-related offences from a previous investigation.