Drug Trafficking: One Search and Two Arrests in the Community of Lac-Simon

July 20, 2016
Lac Simon, Quebec

News release

One search and two arrests were made today in a residence of the Aboriginal community of Lac-Simon in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. The police seized cocaine and money. The purpose of the operation was to disrupt drug trafficking activity in this Algonquin community.

The search resulted in the arrest of two men in their thirties of Lac-Simon. Both of them will soon appear in court. Charges could be laid against them. This operation will have a major impact on this small community where drug abuse and crime are serious problems.

The investigation was launched in June by the RCMP Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (A-CFSEU) in collaboration with the Sûreté du Québec, the Lac-Simon Police Service and members of the RCMP Abitibi-Témiscamingue-Nouveau-Québec Detachment.

The A-CFSEU Fights Crime in Aboriginal Communities

The A-CFSEU intends to continue fighting criminal 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.

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