Police seize three kilograms of cocaine
It is a lot of cocaine, five kilograms worth, that Saskatoon police seized in a drug bust Thursday.
They are calling it a "high-level cocaine trafficking" bust.
It started when three men, 21, 22, 26, driving a vehicle on Melrose Avenue were stopped by the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Unit. Inside the car was two kilograms of cocaine.
After they finished searching the car, police executed several search warrants at homes around the city, including in the 2500 block of Melrose Avenue, 100 block of Imperial Street, 500 block of Guelph Crescent, and 100 block of 5th Avenue North.
This search yielded another kilogram of cocaine, about $15,000 in cash and one vehicle was seized.
The three men are set to appear in court Monday facing charges of possession for trafficking, possession of the proceeds of crime over $5,000. A 22-year-old woman is charged with possession of the proceeds of crime and money laundering.
The drug and proceeds of crime investigation portion of this Project FAJAR continues, said police.
While three kilograms could seem like a lot, Alyson Edwards, public affairs manager with Saskatoon police said drug busts in this aren't necessarily getting bigger -- but they are becoming more frequent.
"And that is simply a result of more drug trade activity, or at least the attempt by groups within the city trying to conduct, and set up a drug trafficking business," Edwards said.
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