P.E.I. men among six arrested in multi-province bust

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Six men have been arrested and a large quantity of drugs seized after a co-ordinated bust in New Brunswick and P.E.I.

The operation, known as Project Radin, saw Charlottetown and Moncton police work together with the RCMP and the Criminal Intelligence Service of P.E.I. to round up the accused and the drugs in both provinces.

The raid saw a haul of 54 pounds of marijuana and an unspecified quantity of prescription pills.

Two men from P.E.I., aged 31 and 33, face charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking. Two men from Quebec, and a male and female from New Brunswick also face the same charges.

The Island’s illegal drug trade will be feeling the pinch from this bust, Charlottetown Police Services Chief Paul Smith said.

“The arrests will have a substantial impact on the street level drug trade in P.E.I.… Drugs would be transported from the Montreal area, to Moncton where they would be distributed for delivery to dealers on P.E.I. for sale.”

The accused traffickers ran a sophisticated network that used bar codes, labels and readers for their drug inventory, management and distribution, Smith said.

While the traffickers ran a high-tech game, they were no match for the teamwork of law enforcement.

“The results here are an excellent example of working together as law enforcement agencies to reduce crime,” says Supt. Marlene Snowman, officer in charge of Codiac Regional RCMP in Moncton.

“Criminals know no borders or jurisdictions which is why law enforcement agencies work closely together to ensure those who would cause harm in our communities are stopped.”

Organizations: RCMP, Criminal Intelligence Service of P.E.I., Charlottetown Police Services

Geographic location: P.E.I., Moncton, New Brunswick Charlottetown Quebec Montreal

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  • nonesence
    November 18, 2013 - 08:43

    who give a damn

  • SomeSense
    February 23, 2013 - 00:04

    don't get me worng I am none for the pills, espically those prescription ones but get the pot busts while you can because it will soon be legal. I can't believe the US (at least several states) are ahead of us on this. we should leagalize, sell and tax it just as alcohol. After all it is far less harmful then the booze and anyone with any sense knows this. About the only reason it would lead to harder drugs would be those harder drugs come from the same source as that evil weed, and it being easier for minors to get weed then it is to get smokes or booze says something too. It would also provide many jobs and tourists with really no downside it is not like there will be stoned people out causing trouble like those that like the drink.

  • DHH
    February 22, 2013 - 19:20

    leave them alone and go do some police work