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Crack, handgun seized in Winnipeg drug investigation

Police say an investigation into street gang drug trafficking has led to charges against two women. Shane Gibson/Global News

Two women have been charged in connection with an investigation into drug trafficking.

In a release Monday police said the guns and gangs unit arrested two suspects Sunday in a cab near Ellice Avenue and Minto Street following an investigation a woman believed to be helping a street gang sell crack cocaine.

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A search of the cab and the suspects turned up a 15 ounces of crack cocaine, worth an estimated $34,000, 12 grams of cocaine, prescription pills, and just over $2,000 in cash, police say.

Police say a 9mm calibre handgun modified to make it fully automatic, along with a loaded extended magazine, was also seized.

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They say ammunition and a bulletproof vest was found in a subsequent raid at a home in the 400 block of Dufferin Avenue.

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A 43-year-old woman from Peguis First Nation is facing a number of firearms-related charges, as well as two counts of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

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A 52-year-old woman from Rathwell, Man., is also facing drug and firearms charges.

Both women have been detained in police custody.

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