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Five arrested, $120,000 in cocaine seized in Winnipeg trafficking bust

WATCH: Winnipeg police shared details Wednesday of a drug bust carried out March 1.

An estimated $120,000 in cocaine is off the streets of Winnipeg after a two-month police investigation that targeted a local drug trafficking network.

Police said they identified a primary target as well as a number of associates and homes, and made the busts March 1.

Three homes – two in Bridgwater Forest and one in Garden City – were raided, resulting in the arrests of four men and one woman between the ages of 21 and 31.

READ MORE: OPP charge Winnipeg man after $800k of cocaine found in car during traffic stop

Police seized two kilograms of cocaine, nine kilograms of a cutting agent, $215,000 in cash, a loaded handgun, and three vehicles valued at $100,000, as well as money counters, vacuum sealers, scales and packaging material.

WATCH: Police reveal drugs, cash and cutting agent used in Winnipeg drug trafficking

Police reveal drugs, cash and cutting agent used in Winnipeg drug trafficking
Police reveal drugs, cash and cutting agent used in Winnipeg drug trafficking
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The accused face charges of possessing property obtained by crime, possessing cocaine, possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose, contravention of storage regulations, unauthorized firearm possession, and tampering with a serial number.

All five were released on a promise to appear.

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