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RCMP and CREST make arrest in Hamiota

Man arrested at a Hamiota home, drugs, cash, firearms, illegal tobacco seized
Contraband, weapons and cash seized.

On Nov. 18, 2022, as part of an ongoing investigation, Manitoba West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), along with Yellowhead RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence in Hamiota.

Officers seized a large amount of cash, pre-packaged cocaine, firearms and several cartons of unstamped tobacco products.

A 52-year-old male was arrested at the residence and is facing charges of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, Drive Prohibited and other Provincial charges for tobacco.

He was released from custody with an upcoming court date.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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