Searches in Laval and Quebec related to cocaine trafficking in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
The Sûreté du Québec is part of the Regional Mixed Squad (ERM) Saguenay.
An operation against a group involved in drug trafficking in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean led to searches and arrests in Laval and the Quebec region on Wednesday.
The trafficking included cocaine, the statement released Thursday said.
The Regional Mixed Squad (ERM) Saguenay, which includes police officers from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) and the Saguenay Police Service (SPS), led the investigation. It was started in August 2021.
The five searches led to the arrest of three men and two women, aged 29 to 44. They could be charged as the investigation continues.
According to SQ spokesperson Béatrice Dorsainville, a large quantity of drugs was seized.
< p class="e-p">The searches during the investigation led to the seizure of several items. Among other things, we are talking about a little over $42,000 in Canadian money, a little over a kilogram of cocaine, about 30 methamphetamine tablets, two vehicles as well as computer and electronic equipment, she said. listed.
More than fifty police officers from various investigation units and the SQ, including a dog handler and the tactical intervention group, were involved.< /p>