Winnipeg police in cooperation with several provinces Police departments conducted a grand operation to stop drug trafficking in the western regions.
The operation was named Project Riverbank and began to be developed in early 2018. This operation was aimed at the main drug distribution organization in the western regions of Canada.
This special operation united the efforts of the Winnipeg police, RCMP, and police departments of Regina, Edmonton and Vancouver. In total, during the event, 16 authorized searches were conducted, in which more than 300 officers took part. 8 of the searches were in Winnipeg.
The police managed to detain 10 criminals associated with the illegal drug spreading, possession of weapons and other criminal offenses. The cost of the operation is estimated at $2.7 million.
Inspector Max Waddell said that they managed to catch really big fish directly related to drug trafficking crimes. Also, he added that this blow to the network of drug dealers should change the situation on the streets to the better.
During the searches, the police managed to seize many different types of drugs. However, they attach particular importance to the seized 3 kg of meth, which has become a veritable scourge of the streets of Manitoba.
It may seem to many that 3 kg is an insignificant amount but the inspector noted that these are 30,000 hits that did not get to the streets of Winnipeg and saved many residents from becoming addicted to a terrible drug. In addition to drugs, vehicles for their transportation, illegal weapons and cash were seized.