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Police in Morden, Winkler Bust Up Drug Ring in ‘Project Denver’

August 7, 2014 1:28 PM | News

RCMP Crest LogoPolice in southwestern Manitoba have arrested 10 people and laid 48 charges in a long-term drug trafficking investigation.

Project Denver was a joint effort by the RCMP Serious and Organized Crime Unit and police agencies in Morden and Winkler.

Four search warrants were executed in the two communities on Tuesday on a number of residences.

“Project Denver is a perfect example of a successful multi agency effort that will severely cripple our local drug subculture and send a strong message to those in the drug trade,” said Winkler Police Service Chief Rick Hiebert.

The majority of charges relate to possession and/or trafficking of cocaine, marijuana and lysergic acid diethylamide.

All 10 people appeared in Winnipeg court on Wednesday. Some have been released on promises to appear, while others remain in custody.

Police are still seeking Heinrich Wiebe, 27, of Winkler, who is charged with two counts of trafficking cocaine.