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5 arrested, 2 firearms seized during 3 searches by RCMP in Battlefords

There was an increased police presence on Tuesday as RCMP executed three searches in the Battlefords and arrested five people.
There was an increased police presence on Tuesday as RCMP executed three searches in the Battlefords and arrested five people. File / Global News

Five people were arrested during multiple searches by RCMP in the Battlefords on Tuesday evening.

The three searches were in relation to an ongoing investigation in the North Battleford RCMP detachment area.

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Officers and support units were at a Battleford home in the 200-block of 33rd Street, a hotel room in North Battleford as well as a parking lot of a business on Railway Avenue East.

Police said the RCMP emergency response team was on Railway Ave. in North Battleford to ensure public safety.

While tools that produce sounds similar to firearms were used, RCMP said no guns were fired.

Two firearms, drug paraphernalia as wells as substances suspected to being cocaine and crystal meth were seized.

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RCMP took two men and three women into custody without incident. No charges have been laid at this time.

The investigation is still ongoing.

No injuries were reported.