5 arrested and 3 behind bars after WPS drug bust

FILE - A Winnipeg police cruiser. Police say made two arrests after seizing drugs and weapons during a search last Friday. Talha Hashmani / Global News

Three people have been jailed after the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) guns and gangs unit made a drug bust on Thursday.

In November last year, the unit began a drug investigation that led them to the 300 block of Hargrave Street, police said.

On Friday, WPS said officers got a search warrant for a suite and vehicle.

When police got there, there were multiple people there and three suspects tried to run away, off the balcony and onto the building’s parkade, officers said.

It wasn’t a long chase before the three were caught and arrested, authorities said.

After searching the suit and vehicle, a street value of about $70,000 in cocaine was found, police said, along with 633 grams of a cutting agent, about $5,000 in Canadian currency, a loaded handgun, ammunition and contaminated scales.

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The two of the suspects are 21 and the other is 19. Two 20-year-old men were also arrested and released, WPS said.

They have been charged with numerous drug and weapon-related offences.

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