Winnipeg cops seize $1.5 million in drugs in series of raids

Four people are facing more than 100 charges between them after a series of raids by Winnipeg police that led to the seizure of more than $1.5 million in drugs, over a dozen firearms, and $150,000 in cash.

Four people are facing more than 100 charges between them after a series of raids by Winnipeg police that led to the seizure of more than $1.5 million in drugs, over a dozen firearms, and $150,000 in cash.

Police said the investigation by their guns and gangs unit began in August after they were alerted to a social media post involving a firearm, and as further details emerged, it progressed into a drug investigation as well.

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On Aug. 19, with the help of their tactical support team, police raided homes on Dalhousie Drive and Provencher Boulevard, as well as a hotel on Pembina Highway.

An estimated $890,000 in meth was seized, as well as $214,000 in cocaine, $250,000 in Xanax pills, $15,000 in psilocybin (magic mushrooms), and $139,000 in fentanyl. Police also found 19 percocet and 36 gabapentin pills, with a combined estimated street value of $200.

Among the weapons police located were a 12-gauge shotgun, multiple rifles and air pistols, and two smoke grenades.

The suspects, all between the ages of 26 and 37, remain in custody.

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