Community & Public Affairs Section : Media Releases | Media Spokespersons | Published Freedom of Information Requests | Journalism Students

Update: Charges Laid in Project Tainted

Police have released the charges to-date in Project Tainted, a joint forces operation involving the Vancouver Police Department, RCMP Federal Policing and the Burnaby RCMP, with assistance from the North Vancouver RCMP and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. The Project focused on individuals and groups producing and distributing drugs laced with fentanyl.

Raymon Ranu
Age 28

  • trafficking x 8
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking x 3

Yaseen Williams
Age 26

  • trafficking x 2

Walter McCormick
Age 50

  • trafficking x 2
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking x 4

Shazhada Khan
Age 45

  • trafficking x 8

Richard Smallboy
Age 23

  • trafficking x 5

Wesley Lau
Age 27

  • trafficking x 16

Christopher Diabikulu
Age 22

  • trafficking

Maboso Molemba
Age 23

  • trafficking x 12
  • assault causing bodily harm (Burnaby)

Mangongo Molemba
Age 23

  • trafficking x 2

Maksym Pefti
Age 22

  • trafficking x 2
  • possession for the purpose of trafficking
  • attempt murder (Burnaby)
  • use of restricted firearm (Burnaby)
  • unlawfully discharge firearm (Burnaby)
  • possession of prohibited firearm (Burnaby)