Arrests, charges after interprovincial drug trafficking investigation

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Ten people were arrested after search warrants were issued for six addresses in Saskatchewan and B.C. in mid-May after an interprovincial drug trafficking investigation.

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Saskatchewan RCMP said in a news release on May 19 the joint operation between RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime (FSOC) Saskatchewan and Regina Police Service began on March 30, 2022, and the properties were searched on May 11 and 12 in Weyburn and Moose Jaw, as well as Vancouver and Burnaby in B.C.

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Police said around 3.36 kg of MDMA, 8.95 kg of cocaine and 28.17 kg of methamphetamine was also seized.

“This investigation has demonstrated the presence of illicit drugs in small towns and rural areas — it is not strictly a big city issue,” Inspector Andrew Farquhar of RCMP FSOC in Saskatchewan said in the release.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

Those arrested ranged in age from 22 to 41. Two people were released without charges. Charges laid included trafficking, and possession of property obtained by crime and the accused will appear in court on June 6 and June 19 in Regina.

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