Drug trafficking problem is on a rise in Canada for the last couple of years. Winnipeg authorities started a full-scale investigation into city`s meth problem. As per Winnipeg Police, there is a spike in meth-related crime incidents, like property theft, residential break-ins, unreasonable anger towards each other (meth users) and other people around them, violent attacks, some ending up in lethal outcomes for victims, lately there were three deadly beatings in just three days in the city, one of the incidents is already connected to meth use, two other cases are still under investigation. Opioid use continues to be a public-health crisis with just under 4,000 deaths across Canada in 2017 and over 3,000 in 2016.
During the past 50 days, the Winnipeg Police Department for Drug Enforcement and the Street Crime Unit have conducted several raids against middle-level drug dealers, focusing on the illicit trade in methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin.
As a result of these investigations:
5 people were arrested;
10.14 kilograms of methamphetamine with an estimated street cost (ESV) of $1,014,000 were seized;
Heroin, estimated at $127,000;
Fentanyl for $5,000;
And $40,000 in cash.
Unfortunately meth and other drug trafficking is a rising problem in Manitoba and Canada overall, hopefully, police and local authorities will really concentrate on dedicating the funds and resolving this issue.