Vancouver Police Arrest Five, Seize Drugs, in Quebec Gang Investigation

Vancouver Police Arrest Five, Seize Drugs, in Quebec Gang Investigation
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer's uniform in Vancouver on Jan. 9, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Darryl Dyck)
The Canadian Press
6/11/2024
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6/11/2024
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Vancouver police have arrested five men, and recovered more than 24 kilograms of illicit drugs, after a lengthy investigation into a gang originally from Quebec.

A statement from the department says members of the gang known as Zone 43 established operations in Vancouver and were the focus of a 14-month investigation by its organized crime section.

The statement says investigators served five search warrants in May—three in Vancouver and two in Burnaby.

It says police recovered a large amount of drugs, including seven kilograms of fentanyl, 11 kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine.

Investigators also seized two handguns and more than $150,000 in cash.

Police say the five men who were arrested, and others identified in the investigation, will face “numerous drug and criminal charges” when the investigation is complete.