A series of raids carried out across the Moncton-region Thursday resulted in 11 people facing charges in connection with drug trafficking.
The RCMP say they executed nine search warrants at locations in Moncton, Dieppe and Riverview shortly before 9 a.m.
The searches were carried out simultaneously on the following streets:
- Arden St. in Moncton
- Church St. in Moncton
- Cornhill St. in Moncton
- High St. in Moncton
- Lockhart Ave. in Moncton
- Mountain Rd. in Moncton
- Wolfe Ave. in Moncton
- Primrose Lane in Dieppe
- Leonard St. in Riverview
Police seized an undisclosed quantity of drugs, handguns, drug paraphernalia and cash as part of the investigation.
At a meeting of the Codiac Regional Policing Authority board on Thursday, RCMP Supt. Tom Critchlow confirmed that 22 people had been arrested in the “massive operation.”
Only 11 of the people arrested on Thursday, six men, ages 31 to 57, and five women, ages 25 to 50, are facing charges, according to a press release from the Mounties on Friday.
All have since been released and are scheduled to appear in Moncton Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. to face unspecified charges related to the investigation.
RCMP officers along with the K-9 Unit, Woodstock Police Force and Fredericton Police Force assisted in the investigation, the Mounties said.
The investigation is ongoing.