WINNIPEG - Police have arrested five people after organized crime groups and drug networks from other cities tried to establish themselves in Winnipeg.
The Guns and Gangs Unit started investigating a sudden increase in firearm violence last September.
The first three suspects were charged in November after a semi-trailer was seized in Brandon, along with 19 kilograms of methamphetamine, two kilos of fentanyl, one kilo of cocaine and $40,000 in cash.
The accused include 23 year old Curtis Sugira Ndatirwa and 26 year old Nathan Britton Kelly both of Winnipeg.
The other three suspects are from Edmonton and Surrey. All five remain in custody.
Five men charged with drug trafficking & proceeds of crime-related offences following an interprovincial investigation in partnership with @BrandonPolice. https://t.co/I57A1qq674 pic.twitter.com/fyEnWuhErP— Winnipeg Police (@wpgpolice) March 15, 2022