More than 30 members of the Manitoba Warriors gang have been scooped off the streets by police and charged as part of a major operation that targeted drug cells.
There are both men and women among those arrested in what police have called “Project Falling Star.” The suspects range in age from as young as 16 up to 51 years old.
The gang members were taken into custody when police executed ten warrants on Thursday last week.
Evidence rounded up at the time includes nearly $16,000 worth of drugs and $13,500 more in cash. Also seized were a dozen firearms including several sawed-off shotguns, dozens of round of ammunition, other weapons including machetes, bullet-proof vests, some drug paraphernalia and many articles of gang clothing.
Police say that in addition to those already arrested, they are also on the lookout for two more suspects. Monica Marie Thomas, who is 34, and Connor Todd Sech, a 19 year old, are wanted on charges of trafficking cocaine.
Police say there could be as many as 57 individuals arrested as a result of the work done in Project Falling Star.
— Garth Hilderman