Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Drugs, guns: 60 arrested after joint Regina police, RCMP investigation

On Tuesday, Regina police and the RCMP announced that 60 people have been arrested and 443 charges have been laid over the last 90 days. The charges range from drug trafficking to possession of stolen property and multiple weapons offences. Police would not confirm where the individuals arrested came from, only to say some were from Edmonton and Ontario. Police say they have observed an increase in cocaine and methamphetamine traffic in the city since 2013, as well an increase in violent and firearm-related offences.
Police seized:
1,700 grams of cocaine.
600 grams of methamphetamine.
200 grams of marijuana.
$40,000 in stolen property.
11 firearms: five long guns (sawed off) and six handguns.
Over $100,000.