Vancouver Police are looking for two wanted men across Canada who are linked to local gang activity

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The men are currently wanted across Canada for conspiracy to commit murder, possession of stolen property and charges of firearms.

Vancouver Police are hoping the public can help locate two wanted men across Canada who are believed to be linked to local gang activity.

The two men are wanted for conspiracy to commit murder, possession of stolen property and firearms. Their last two known locations are outside of Vancouver.

“These two men are believed to be associated with the gang conflict in Metro Vancouver,” VPD Constable Tania Visintin said in a press release. “The charges stem from Taskforce Tourniquet, a Vancouver Police-led joint force operation that targeted four large, violent crime groups in the Metro Vancouver area.”

Overall, Taskforce Tourniquet consisted of several joint law enforcement projects, which resulted in the seizure of over 170 firearms, over 10 kilograms of fentanyl, 40 kilograms of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, and over $ 2 million in cash. , jewelry and high-end vehicles.

Vancouver Police launched Taskforce Tourniquet in 2017 in response to increasing gang violence in the area.

The two men wanted by the VPD are Romano Martodihardjo, 47, and Moeen Khan, 25.

Martodihardjo has a medium complexion, is five feet five inches tall and weighs around 170 pounds, police said. He has shaved hair and brown eyes. He has a tattoo on the chest of a mermaid and the word “purdy” on the top of his left arm. He is currently wanted across Canada for possession of stolen property under $ 5,000, occupying a vehicle with a firearm and possession of a firearm with ammunition.

Khan is from Southeast Asia, is five feet eight inches tall and around 180 pounds, authorities said. He has short black hair and a black beard. He has “my brother’s keeper” tattooed on his chest. He is wanted across Canada for conspiracy to commit murder.

While Martodihardjo was last known in Saskatoon, Khan was last known in Pakistan.

Anyone who sees Romano Martodihardjo or Moeen Khan, or knows where they are, should call 9-1-1 immediately, urge the police.

With files from Cameron Thomson


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