Manitoba

Pair charged in drug, weapons bust near Winnipeg

A man and a woman face numerous drug- and firearm-related offences after Winnipeg police seized cocaine, hashish, firearms and gang-related paraphernalia outside the city.

Gang attire among the items seized in St. Andrews bust

A man and a woman face numerous drug- and firearm-related offences after Winnipeg police seized cocaine, hashish, firearms and gang-related paraphernalia outside the city.

The seizure took place Friday afternoon at a home in St. Andrews, Man., after the pair was arrested during a traffic stop in the area, police announced on Sunday.

During the traffic stop, officers seized $4,520 in cash and three cellular phones. They then executed a search warrant at the home and seized:

  • 175 grams of powder cocaine, with an estimated street value of $8,000.
  • 29 grams of hash, with an estimated street value of $580.
  • 122 grams of cutting agent.
  • Various drug paraphernalia.
  • A loaded eight-millimetre magazine.
  • A ballistic vest.
  • A .22-calibre bullet.
  • "Various gang paraphernalia (attire)," according to a police release.

The 31-year-old man and 26-year-old woman have been detained at the Remand Centre in Winnipeg.

Police say they believe the seized drugs are connected to motorcycle gangs.