Halifax arrests related to ‘extraordinary’ cocaine bust in United States

Nova Scotia RCMP say four people have been arrested in Halifax as part of an investigation into a “transnational criminal organization”  that also led to an “extraordinary” cocaine bust in the United States last month.

A 63-year-old woman and three men aged 35, 32 and 30, all of Halifax, face multiple drug-related charges. Police also seized four kilograms of cocaine, approximately $170,000 in cash and $120,000 in silver bars, electronic devices and six vehicles.

Nova Scotia RCMP announced the arrests and seizures at a news conference in Halifax on Tuesday, displaying tables piled with cocaine and marijuana, cash, silver bars and gold jewlery.

They also announced the conclusion of Operation Heinze, a 16-month investigation involving police on both sides of the border.



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