Manitoba RCMP say they seized more than $2 million from a vehicle pulled over on Highway 6 near Winnipeg and residences in Winnipeg and Cross Lake as well as cocaine and jewellery.
Headingley RCMP’s roving traffic unit pulled over a vehicle around 1:45 a.m. June 29 as part of an ongoing investigation. A search of the vehicle turned up a significant amount of cash and a 39-year-old female in the vehicle was arrested.
Investigation by Cross Lake RCMP led to search warrants being executed at a residence in that community and another one in Winnipeg. In addition to the money, 20 grams of cocaine and a significant amount of expensive jewellery were also seized, along with some drug-trafficking paraphernalia.
The 39-year-old woman, from Pimicikamak First Nation (Cross Lake), faces two counts of possessing the proceeds of crime over $5,000, possession of cocaine, and possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. She has been released for a future court date and the investigation continues.
“This is a significant arrest and seizure,” said Chief Supt. Rob Hill, Manitoba RCMP officer in charge of criminal operations. “To get more than $2 million that would be used in the illegal drug trade off the street is an important seizure for the community of Pimicikamak, and for the province as a whole. The investigation conducted by our officers was extremely well done and has netted some really positive results. Illegal drugs affect communities in so many negative ways, and the RCMP is dedicated to finding those involved and getting those drugs off the street.”