Police Seize Cocaine from Pembina Highway Hotel Room

Police Seize Cocaine from Pembina Highway Hotel Room

Winnipeg Police CrestWinnipeg police raided two south end hotel rooms Wednesday, but not before being led on a chase to catch up to multiple suspects.

Police spotted a man known to them leaving the Comfort Inn at 3109 Pembina Highway at around 9 p.m. and getting into a vehicle. They followed to the area of Royse Avenue and Pembina, where another man was picked up. Police then attempted to pull the car over, but it drove over a boulevard and avoided oncoming traffic in order to evade police.

The suspect jumped out and ran between homes in the 400 block of Hudson Avenue. The driver abandoned the ride a short distance away near Manahan Avenue and Hudson Street and began running. He was taken into custody in the 1000 block of Hudson Avenue and found with $950 in his possession.

A second suspect was found inside a Jeep being driven on Clarence Avenue at around 9:45 p.m. The suspect and three others were taken into custody, where police found a cell phone and approximately $830.

A vehicle searched being drive by the same suspect on Wednesday turned up one kilogram of cocaine worth $60,000.

Police returned to the hotel and located 6 1/4 rocks of crack cocaine in one of the rooms worth an estimated $120.

Mulata Ibrahim, 33, Joseph Sunday Frangi, 26, Gideon Libanos, 24, and a 22-year-old woman all face multiple charges.


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