According to CBC News, the CFSEU, gang-related conflicts in the Lower Mainland have resulted in homicides and attempted homicides in public areas in recent months, and police expect the violence to continue. It is urging the public to avoid these people, whom it believes may be targets of future violence.
At a news conference on Wednesday, Vancouver Deputy Chief Fiona Wilson revealed that the brother of two persons on the list had already been killed.
Last month, Meninder Dhaliwal was fatally shot outside a Whistler hotel.
Wilson said that the announcement is not about naming and shaming. It is about identifying these men in the interest of public safety."
"Basra has been charged with possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm and possession contrary to order. He has been remanded into custody and is awaiting his next court date.
In 2019, he was on the run and wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for multiple charges. He later turned himself in to police. He was charged in 2015 with attempted murder for a shooting outside a Surrey elementary school 10 days earlier that left one man injured."