ALERT Fort McMurray have arrested and charged three suspects after seizing nearly half a million dollars in drugs and cash.
Codenamed “Project Frontier”, the 14-month investigation into a suspected drug trafficking ring wrapped up with the arrests taking place between Sept. 9-13, 2022.
Inspector Brad Lundeen with ALERT Regional Teams expanded on efforts to keep communities safe from organized crime.
“Our investigators were diligent in working their way up from street-level drugs sales, to the local supplier, and ultimately dismantling this criminal enterprise.”
With assistance from Wood Buffalo RCMP, ALERT seized around $500,000 worth of drugs, including 1,066 grams of methamphetamine, 224 grams of fentanyl powder, 2,363 grams of cocaine, and 15,160 grams of a cocaine buffing agent.
They also seized $90,000 cash.
Three men from Fort McMurray, a 38-year-old, 30-year-old, and a 28-year-old face a total of 17 charges, including drug trafficking and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.
A total of 17 criminal offences were laid against three suspects. The offences range from drug trafficking to conspiracy to commit an indictable offence:
Project Frontier began in July 2021.