VANCOUVER – The RCMP has launched at least 20 investigations involving dozens of vendors shipping fentanyl from China as Canada grapples with a record number of illicit opioid deaths, the force’s director of serious organized crime says.
“Most intercepts are done here in Canada,” Sgt. Yves Goupil said, adding arrests have been made and charges will be laid.
Winnipeg police have arrested a 32-year-old man after he attempted to carjack a woman using a Taser in a parking lot on Saturday.
The suspect was in the 500 block of Sterling Lyon Parkway at around 6:15 p.m. when he fled a retail store with $800 worth of merchandise. He was stopped by a loss prevention officer, but made it out when he flashed a Taser.
Three people have been charged after Winnipeg police raided a home in the Centennial neighbourhood on Thursday.
Officers executed a search warrant in the first 100 block of Kate Street, locating a sawed-off .410 bore shotgun with ammunition, a can of bear spray, a machete, 27.9 grams of methamphetamine worth approximately $4,000, and an undisclosed amount of cash.
A 59-year-old Winnipeg man has been charged with impersonating a member of the RCMP dive team.
Police say Thomas David Hanaway began misrepresenting himself in March 2017 and would often communicate on social media with a number of police and scuba diver groups. Police say portrayed himself as an experienced member of the RCMP and talk with unsuspecting victims.