After a two-month investigation into violent drug trafficking in Regina, nine men, some members of the Native Syndicate street gang, are facing charges.
The men are between the ages of 18 and 40. All of them were arrested in Friday as part of Project SHRED – a public safety initiative involving Regina police’s Integrated Drug Enforcement Street Team and the Street Gang Unit.
Police said the investigation was started to look into a series of violent crimes with people involved in drug trafficking in Regina.
During the investigation, police said they collected evidence in the form of a gun, ammunition, replica guns, a machete, cash, and drugs like fentanyl, cocaine, meth, morphine, and marijuana.
All nine men made their first appearance on these charges on Monday – including instructing the commission of a criminal offense for a criminal organization, and participating in a criminal organization.