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Searches in Winnipeg, Cross Lake Net Drugs, $2M in Cash

July 14, 2021 5:28 PM | News

Cross Lake Seizure

Cash and other items seized following two searches in Winnipeg and Pimicikamak (Cross Lake). (RCMP HANDOUT)

Manitoba RCMP have made a large seizure of cash and drugs after pulling over a vehicle north of Winnipeg on June 29.

Headingley RCMP stopped the vehicle on Highway 6 just before 2 a.m. as part of an ongoing investigation. While searching the vehicle, a significant amount of cash was discovered.

The 39-year-old woman driving the vehicle was arrested.

A further investigation by Cross Lake RCMP led to search warrants being executed at homes in Winnipeg and Pimicikamak (Cross Lake), where more than $2 million in cash was seized, a significant amount of expensive jewellery, 20 grams of cocaine, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.

“This is a significant arrest and seizure,” said Chief Superintendent Rob Hill, officer in charge of criminal operations for the Manitoba RCMP.

“To get more than two million dollars that would be used in the illegal drug trade off the street is an important seizure for the community of Pimicikamak, and for the province as a whole. The investigation conducted by our officers was extremely well done and has netted some really positive results. Illegal drugs affect communities in so many negative ways, and the RCMP is dedicated to finding those involved and getting those drugs off the street.”

The 39-year-old Pimicikamak woman has been charged with several offences and was released on a promise to appear.

RCMP continue to investigate.


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