Common Efforts to Disrupt Drug Trafficking in Kanesatake

December 1, 2016
Kanesatake, Quebec

News release

Earlier today, the A-CFSEU and the Division enquête MRC Laurentides de la Sûreté du Québec (SQ) dismantled two cannabis grow operations in the Mohawk community of Kanesatake. Two investigations conducted in collaboration between the RCMP and the SQ have culminated in a couple of searches aimed at disrupting drug trafficking in the community.

The police searched two residences and seized 960 plants as well as equipment. Two Kanesatake males were arrested. Charges could be laid against them at a later date.


The A-CFSEU investigation was initiated on the basis of a request for assistance received from the Sûreté du Québec, Deux-Montagnes RCM. Both police services teamed up to provide assistance to this community that faces major problems related to drug trafficking.

The A-CFSEU Fights Crime in Aboriginal Communities

The Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (A-CFSEU) is composed of the RCMP, the Sûreté du Québec and First Nations police services. It is committed to pursuing its fight against criminal activities, including drug-related activities, that are detrimental to the interests of Aboriginal communities in Quebec and pose a direct threat to their well-being.

Appeal to the Public

If you have information on individuals or groups involved in drug trafficking activity, contact the RCMP at 514 939-8300/1 800 771-5401 or your local police department.

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Contact information

Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Communications Office
514 939-8308

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