Vancouver police arrest 5 Quebec gang members, seize drugs, guns

Vancouver police say a 14-month-long investigation into a Quebec-based crime group has resulted in the seizure of drugs, guns, and cash. Monika Gul reports, five people were also arrested.

By Charlie Carey

Five men who investigators claim are part of a gang from Quebec have been arrested, the Vancouver Police Department says, after a bust netted drugs, guns, and cash.

The VPD says after a 14-month-long investigation into the Zone 43 gang, police seized 24 kilograms of illicit drugs, including seven kgs of fentanyl, 11 kgs of cocaine, two kgs of methamphetamine, and four kgs of “mixing agents.”

Police add officers also seized two handguns and more than $150,000 in cash.

“These impressive results are the direct result of the dedication and professionalism of our investigators and civilian professionals. Our staff is committed to combatting organized crime groups operating in our community, especially those from other jurisdictions that seek to establish operations in Vancouver and profit from the sale of toxic drugs,” Insp. Phil Heard said in a statement Tuesday.

Police say the five men “and others identified in the investigation” will face “numerous drug and criminal charges when the investigation is complete.”

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