A large quantity of cash, methamphetamine and cocaine has been seized by federal RCMP in an ongoing organized crime investigation.
On December 4, 2019, the RCMP Organized Crime Team in Manitoba, as part of an ongoing organized crime investigation, executed at total of nine search warrants. Of the nine searches, seven were executed in Winnipeg, one in St. Laurent, Manitoba and one in Calgary, Alberta.
Police investigation to date has resulted in a substantial seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, cash, and a number of motor vehicles. The total amount of illicit drugs and cash seized continues to be tallied, however, it is expected that it will be one of the largest meth seizures in Manitoba.
A total of nine individuals have been arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act to date, including a full-patch member of the Hells Angels.
RCMP report that money laundering charges have also been laid in connection to this investigation.