On June 29, 2021, at approximately 1:45 am, the Headingley RCMP Roving Traffic Unit stopped a vehicle on Highway 6 just north of Winnipeg as part of an ongoing investigation. While searching the vehicle, police located a significant amount of Canadian currency. An occupant of the vehicle, a 39-year-old female, was arrested.
Further investigation by Cross Lake RCMP resulted in search warrants being executed at a residence in Winnipeg and at a residence in Pimicikamak (Cross Lake). With the warrants, officers with the Roving Traffic Unit and the RCMP East District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team located more than $2 million in Canadian currency, a significant amount of expensive jewelry, 20 grams of cocaine, and drug trafficking paraphernalia.
"This is a significant arrest and seizure," said Chief Superintendent Rob Hill, Officer in Charge of Criminal Operations for the Manitoba RCMP. "To get more than two million dollars that would be used in the illegal drug trade off the street is an important seizure for the community of Pimicikamak, and for the province as a whole. The investigation conducted by our officers was extremely well done and has netted some really positive results. Illegal drugs affect communities in so many negative ways, and the RCMP is dedicated to finding those involved and getting those drugs off the street."
The 39-year-old female, from Pimicikamak, has been charged with Possession of the Proceeds of Crime over $5000 x2, Possession of Cocaine, and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (cocaine). She has been released.
The investigation continues.