RCMP have concluded an extensive search of homes in Winnipeg and the Interlake, possibly resulting in one of the largest meth seizures in Manitoba.
On Wednesday, the RCMP organized crime unit executed nine search warrants in Manitoba and Alberta. The nine searches were conducted in Winnipeg, St. Laurent, and Calgary.
RCMP said the massive investigation led to seizures of meth, cocaine, cash, and a number of vehicles. Police went on to say that the total amount of drugs and money seized still needs to be counted, but it is expected the largest meth seizure in the province.
RCMP arrested nine people, including a full-patch member of the Hells Angels named Kenny Erstelle.
Along with Erstelle, the people arrested include:
-40-year-old Lord Kofi Agyapong-Mensah
-31-year-old Anthony Cerezo-Brennan
-32-year-old Ryan Cerezo-Brennan
-42-year-old Akhome Manotham
-25-year-old Dillon Manotham
-34-year-old Ritchie Orbegoso
-41-year-old Linda Pelletier
-37-year-old Jian Shen
Police say that money laundering charges have been laid against the suspects, and all suspects are scheduled to be in provincial court.
RCMP added that the investigation is still ongoing and there will be more information will be released next week.