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Police search for man wanted on several warrants related to gang bust

Last Updated Aug 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm PDT

(Courtesy Vancouver Police Department)
Summary

The VPD is asking the public to call 911 immediately if they spot 22-year-old Anduele Jonathan Pikientio

22-year-old Anduele Pikientio is wanted on several warrants related to Project Territory, a gang crime investigation

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Police are hoping you can help them find a 22-year-old man who is wanted on several warrants related to a major crime groups investigation; Project Territory.

The VPD says 12 charges — ranging from drug offences to participating in a criminal organization — have been approved against Anduele Jonathan Pikientio.

“Mr. Pikientio has outstanding warrants in at least three different cities in the Lower Mainland and we believe he is taking steps to avoid being arrested,” says VPD Constable Jason Doucette. “We are confident someone will recognize him, and we would like them to call 9-1-1 right away.”

He’s described as a black man who is 5’10” tall and weighs 146 lbs. Pikientio has short, curly black hair and brown eyes, and was last known to be living in Richmond.

Project Territory

On Aug. 10, police announced they had delivered a “major blow” to Lower Mainland gangsters in what they described as “one of the most successful gang crime investigations in B.C. history.”

Guns seized in Task Force Tourniquet’s “Project Territory” (Courtesy: VPD)

Project Territory, completed by the inter-agency Task Force Tourniquet, resulted in the seizure of an improvised explosive device, dozens of firearms, 50 kg of drugs, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, jewellery, and collectors cars.

Guns seized in Task Force Tourniquet’s “Project Territory” (Courtesy: VPD)

VPD Superintendent Mike Porteus said on Aug. 10 that “Project Territory” led to a total of 92 charges laid against 14 people “who belong to the Kang and Latimer organization and/or the Red Scorpians gang.”

Pikientio was listed by police as one of the persons charged.

If you see him, you’re asked not to approach him and to call 911 right away. You can also contact Crime Stoppers to make any anonymous tip at 1.800.222.8477.

-With files from Denise Wong and Taran Parmar