Narcotics, bootlegging arrests made across north

RCMP on both sides of the Manitoba-Saskatchewan border have made large seizures of illegal substances.

On Nov. 20, Norway House RCMP found crack cocaine and a large amount of currency after stopping and searching a vehicle.

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Two people from Winnipeg, a 28-year-old male and a 49-year-old female, were arrested and face charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

Not long afterward, officers in Norway House conducted a search warrant on a home in the community, finding more crack cocaine and cash inside. Four more people – a 22-year-old woman from Norway House, a 29-year-old man from Winnipeg, a 38-year-old woman from Norway House and a 53-year-old man from Norway House – were arrested on charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of property obtained by crime.

The next day, RCMP executed another search warrant at a different home in Norway House where they found a “significant amount of Canadian currency” stashed in a wall inside the house. After an investigation, RCMP officers determined the money was linked to crime.

In total, eight suspects are in RCMP custody after the string of arrests.

Meanwhile in Saskatchewan, members of the Combined Traffic Services Section (CTSS) made a pair of arrests on bootlegging charges.

After pulling over a vehicle for a traffic violation near Pelican Narrows, members found two women inside known to police for purchasing alcohol and selling it in Pelican Narrows at higher prices. An investigation of the vehicle found nine two-litre bottles of liquor, including whisky and vodka, with an estimated street value of around $900.

Both women will appear in court in Pelican Narrows in December.

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