Sunday, February 19, 2023

50 kilos of cocaine & 20 kilos of meth seized in Winnipeg

CTV is reporting that "The Winnipeg Police Service has arrested and charged 13 people, and seized more than $7 million worth of drugs as part of a trafficking investigation that spanned Ontario and British Columbia. The investigation, called Project Onyx, resulted in the seizure of 50 kilograms of cocaine, with an estimated street value of $5 million, and 20 kilograms of methamphetamine, with an estimated street value of $2 million."

"The 13 people charged include nine from Winnipeg, one person from Toronto, two people from Niverville, Man., and one person from Coquitlam, B.C. They range in age from 24 to 59 years old and all are charged or facing various drug-trafficking charges."

"We had individuals that we deemed threats to Manitoba and the people of Manitoba,” Inspector Elton Hall with the organized crime unit said. “We knew they were bringing in large quantities of drugs like this. These individuals, whether they know it or not, are preying on vulnerable people in the city, people who are reliant on this. They make a lot of money off of this." Indeed.

"When you see this table, this is why crime rates are going through the roof. Why shootings are going up, why gang violence is going up. So, it's a very significant arrest.” Exactly.
"Hall said several vehicles contained hydraulic trap compartments which were used to smuggle drugs, adding many of the traps cost more than the cars themselves. “It's very difficult to get in and out of; it's hidden,” he said. “You have to figure out how to work the compartment. And when you do, the compartment will come up or out of its hiding place.” That's next level.
This Winnipeg bust was tied to Coquitlam as was the Metro Vancouver drug bust that seized 52 kilos of crystal meth. The RCMP arrested Damion Ryan in Ottawa. Damion Ryan was running the drugs in the DTES for the Wolf Pack. Ryan rolled on the Driftwood Crip he hired to kill Mo.


  1. Interesting. According to the numbers provided, the street value of cocaine and meth is identical?

  2. Yeah, $100,000 a kilo street price sounds a little high? And the same for meth? The only other price I could find online for a kilo of coke in Vancouver was $30K, and I thought meth was always a lot cheaper than coke, like 4-5:1 ratio?

  3. 100$ X 1000 grams in kilo = 100k they do it street price

  4. I do not know about meth but a 1Kg of coke can be anywhere from 37k to 57k or more even depending on the bulk amount bought and quality. Correct about the street price as 1g is between $80 and $120.

  5. Wps has always broken it down to smallest amount & out highest price on that to figure out “street value”. The white shirts think we are stupid & it sounds good. Traps have been around for decades. Wps & MB Rcmp are behind the times with finding them & learning how to open them. Wps had a K9 member back in early 2000’s who was seizing loads like this on cold stop traffic stops & able to articulate everything in court where the suspects were found/pleas guilty. Wps management didn’t like the fact a man & his dogs could seize more in one stop with little to no OT then a 20 person drug unit with a part VI wiretap, surveillance, warrants with a half million dollar budget could. So what do they do place restrictions on him then finally shut him down. Wps executives like Rcmp whites shirts are pathetic, egotistical babes & many are psychopaths like wps chief smyth.


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