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‘Project Declass’ Nets RCMP $6.5M in Manitoba’s Largest Meth Bust

December 10, 2019 3:01 PM | News

Motorcycle - Drugs

A 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle was among the items seized in Project Declass, one of the largest meth busts in Manitoba history. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Seized Cocaine

Cocaine seized during Project Declass by Manitoba RCMP. (RCMP HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba RCMP are sharing more information into the largest methamphetamine bust in the province’s history.

Project Declass began in August 2018 and was a 16-month investigation into a drug trafficking network operating out of Winnipeg.

Police say nine search warrants were executed on December 4 — seven in Winnipeg, one in St. Laurent, Manitoba, and one in Calgary.

Police seized 22 kilograms of meth, which translates to about 220,000 hits, and 43 kilograms of cocaine. The estimated street value is approximately $6.5 million.

Five vehicles were also seized, including a 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle and financial seizures totalling more than $100,000.

Hells Angels Vest

A Hells Angels vest was also seized as part of Project Declass. A full-patch member has been charged. (RCMP HANDOUT)

Nine people were arrested on the 4th, while another two were taken into custody on December 5. Sixty-six charges have been laid, including against a full-patch member of the Hells Angels.

RCMP worked in partnership with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Canada Border Services Agency.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing and restraining orders have been placed on additional bank accounts.