September 13, 2017 2:12 pm

Driver rams 3 unmarked Saskatoon police cars during cocaine trafficking bust

A man is accused of ramming three unmarked Saskatoon police cars during a cocaine trafficking bust.

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Investigators are searching for the driver of a car who rammed three unmarked Saskatoon police cars during a cocaine trafficking bust in the city on Tuesday.

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Members of the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team (SIDEST) said they saw what appeared to be drug trafficking activity taking place in the area of Avenue X North and 29th Street West.

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A 52-year-old was arrested nearby and officers said a search turned up cocaine.

He is facing a possession of cocaine charge.

Officers then attempted to stop a black Hyundai Sonata a few blocks away.

The driver refused to stop and crashed into three unmarked police cars while fleeing.

The car was located abandoned at 33rd Street West and Junor Avenue.

The ensuing investigation led officers to the 100-block of Cornish Road where a 28-year-old Surrey, B.C. man was arrested.

He is facing cocaine trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime and breach of recognizance charges.

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A warrant has been requested for a third man.

The 21-year-old is wanted for assault with a weapon, evading police, dangerous driving and possession of the proceeds of crime.

His name has not been released.

Officers said they seized roughly $45,000 in cash, cellphones and a safe during a search of a home in the same block.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon police at 306-975-8300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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