Northern Residents Charged In Major Drug Sting

Monday, February 06, 2006 at 15:29



The Prince Albert Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit has announced a major drug bust in northern Saskatchewan.


The unit, a partnership between the RCMP and the Prince Albert Police Service, announced today that 18 people from across the North are facing a total of 48 charges following a six-month investigation into drug trafficking.


The police say the majority of the charges are related to cocaine and marijuana trafficking.


The investigation culminated yesterday with the arrest of 10 people. The eight others implicated in the investigation are still being sought.


Police in Meadow Lake, Green Lake, Beauval, Ile-a-la-Crosse, Prince Albert and Saskatoon reportedly made several arrests over the last two days.


Both the Mounties and the city police say the operation was a result of concerns raised by communities about the negative effects drug trafficking was having in their communities.