Large quantity of cocaine seized after search warrant executions in Quesnel

Quesnel

2022-08-29 16:38 HAP

Dossier nº 2022-2637

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Five people were arrested after the Quesnel Crime Reduction Unit executed search warrants on three houses and seized a large quantity of cocaine, cash, and firearms.

On August 27, 2022 the Quesnel Crime Reduction Unit brought a drug trafficking investigation to conclusion with the arrest of the suspects in a commercial parking lot off Newman Road in Quesnel. After the arrest, three search warrants were executed on properties on Ash Avenue, Eagle Road, and Pollard Road.

Several bundles of cash including 20, 50 and 100 dollar bills. Several packages of drugs. Several rifles.

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Five men were arrested and the police seized just under five kilograms of cocaine, $92,900 in cash, and 15 firearms.

During the investigation CRU received assistance from the following units that are based out of Williams Lake and Prince George: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST), Quesnel General Investigation Section, the Cariboo Crime Reduction Unit and Police Dog Services (PDS).

This investigation resulted in the largest drug seizure for the Quesnel RCMP. The partnership with other assisting police units was crucial to the success, said S/Sgt. Richard Weseen, the Detachment Commander of the Quesnel RCMP. The Quesnel Crime Reduction Unit remains committed to reducing community harm by targeting drug and property offenders who are committing crime for their own personal gain.

The amount of cocaine and money seized during this investigation speaks to the sheer volume of illicit drugs this group was distributing in the area, said Cpl. Matt Isaak, of the Crime Reduction Unit. By confiscating 15 firearms from this criminal network, we were able to reduce the chance of violence, which is also associated to the drug trade.

All five men were released from custody. Charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of proceeds of crime, and firearm related charges will be forwarded to the Public Prosecution Service for charge assessment.

Diffusé par :

Serg. Clay Kronebusch
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Quesnel
584 Carson Ave Quesnel BC V2J 2B5
Bureau : 250-992-9211

Courriel : clay.kronebusch@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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