Dead B.C. gangster named in civil forfeiture lawsuit filed this week
A UN gangster murdered in South Vancouver in May was just named in a lawsuit filed by B.C.’s civil forfeiture office.
The government agency wants to seize a Richmond house purportedly owned by Ravinder Samra and vehicles linked to both Ravinder and his brother, Amarpreet (Chucky) Samra, who was gunned down as he left a wedding May 28 at Vancouver’s Fraserview Hall.
The lawsuit, filed July 19, says the brothers were running “a dial-a-dope drug trafficking business” last October when the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team executed search warrants in connection with an unspecified case.
The director of civil forfeiture alleges a house on Fraserbank Crescent in Richmond purchased in the name of Priya Sandhu in January 2022 for $1.6 million is actually owned by Ravinder, and paid for with drug proceeds.
“Sandhu acted as a nominee owner or `owner of convenience’ on behalf of R. Samra with respect to the property,” the statement of claim says.