63 POUNDS of meth recovered from Winnipeg apartment.

63 POUNDS of meth recovered from Winnipeg apartment.

Among the streets of Winnipeg a dark theme looms. Homelessness , addiction and death are just a common occurrence for the people of Winnipeg.

Two Alberta men have been arrested after 63 kilograms of methamphetamine and smaller amounts of three other drugs were seized at an apartment in southwest Winnipeg last week, police say.

The methamphetamine bust is the single largest seizure of the drug the Winnipeg Police Service has ever made, Insp. Elton Hall said at a Thursday news conference.

63 pounds of meth

“It’s alarming that there’s this much methamphetamine on the table in front of me. Hopefully we don’t see this trend continue,” Hall said.

“But there is a lot of methamphetamine, not only on the streets in Winnipeg, but across Canada right now.”

63 pounds of meth

Police found the drugs during a search on Oct. 12 at an apartment suite at 835 Sterling Lyon Parkway, which Hall said was rented out but not to either of the men arrested.

“This is $6 million of money not going back into organized crime,” said Insp. Elton Hall.

“…which they buy drugs with, and firearms, to bring back on the streets and create the problems we have in Winnipeg.”

63 pounds of meth

 

In addition to the 63 kilograms of methamphetamine, which police estimate is worth $6.3 million, police seized 3.4 ounces of fentanyl (which police estimate is worth $15,000), 6.6 ounces of cocaine (estimated value $13,000) and two litres of GHB (estimated value $4,000) — sometimes called liquid ecstasy and known as a “date rape drug.”

The accused are charged with two counts of possessing a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possessing meth for the purpose of trafficking, possessing cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and possessing proceeds of crime over $5,000.

They remain in custody.

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