WINNIPEG - Manitoba RCMP have arrested almost two dozen people in an operation known as Project Divergent.
The investigation began in 2018 when a criminal analyst with the Mounties noticed some trends in the international importation of drugs into Canada.
A full patch member of the Hells Angels is among 22 people who have been charged.
During the investigation, officers seized $70 million in illicit drugs including 110 kilograms of cocaine, 41.4 kilograms of methamphetamine, three kilograms of fentanyl and half a kilogram of MDMA.
They also took 14 handguns, five assault-style rifles and more than $445,000 in cash off the streets.