Fentanyl: five arrests and one of the largest seizures in NB history

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Fentanyl: five arrests and one of the largest seizures in NB history.

Drugs and weapons seized during one of the searches that led to the arrest of five people in New Brunswick

In New Brunswick, RCMP arrested five people in what may be “the largest fentanyl seizure in the province's history.”

Police say they seized a large amount of weapons and drugs.

During searches carried out over the past few days in Haute-Aboujagane and Grand-Barachois, the police seized nearly five kilos of a substance they believe to be fentanyl, a large quantity of a substance which could be cocaine, Shady 8 pills (which usually contain fentanyl), crystal meth, methamphetamine pills, hydromorphone pills as well as drug production equipment and items associated with drug trafficking.

Police also seized four non-restricted firearms, three prohibited firearms, two restricted firearms, a crossbow, various types of ammunition as well as numerous vehicles and other stolen items.

Police seized stolen items during their investigation.

Five people were arrested during the investigation: two 32-year-old men, a 34-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman from Haute-Aboujagane and a 55-year-old man from Grand-Barachois.

Four of the five people have been released under conditions and will appear in Moncton Provincial Court on January 6.

A fifth person has been returned to custody following x27;a first appearance on October 28. She will remain there until her next court appearance on November 4.

We believe that these arrests served to dismantle a drug production network in the province, said the Staff Sergeant Jeff Johnston, RCMP New Brunswick Provincial Crime Reduction Unit.

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