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Vancouver Island man with ties to Hells Angels wanted by BC’s anti-gang unit


A Vancouver Island man is wanted in connection with an alleged drug trafficking operation with ties to Hells Angels members.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Jonathan Erin Clifford of Courtenay failed to appear in court on February 1st.

Clifford was arrested in January 2022 and charged in November of the previous year with one count of participating in the activities of a criminal organization and one count of conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

In a media statement from the province’s anti-gang agency, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia (CFSEU-BC), is asking the public to be on the lookout for Clifford, who is known to live in the Comox Valley area.

The charges stem from an investigation that began in January 2021 and resulted in several arrests, as well as seizures of guns, drugs, and cash.

Related: Six Vancouver Island Island residents arrested by BC’s anti-gang unit (PHOTOS)


Also seized at the time was a large Hells Angels British Columbia crest.

The year long investigation resulted in four search warrants being executed in the Comox Valley and in Campbell Riverwith six people being arrested on January 13th, 2022.

These searches resulted in CFSEU-BC seizing:

  • Approximately 3.5 kg of suspected cocaine
  • Approximately $160,000 in Canadian cash
  • Several firearms including a handgun, semi-automatic gun, sawed-off shotguns, long
    guns and ammunition
  • 1 vehicle as offence related property
  • Hells Angels paraphernalia

Of the six people arrested linked to this alleged organized drug trafficking network, two resided in the Greater Victoria area; a 32-year-old man from Sooke and a 29-year-old Victoria woman.

The other four included a 43-year-old Campbell River man, a 57-year-old Comox man, a 39-year-old Cumberland man, and a 46-year-old woman from Comox.

Anyone with information on Clifford’s whereabouts is asked to call their local police service or Crime Stoppers.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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