A cross section of members from the Prince Albert Police Service and the RCMP recently wrapped up a successful gang suppression initiative targeting illegal activity in our community. The three-week police initiative resulted in numerous weapons and a significant amount of drugs being seized, and the arrest of 35 people with ties to local gangs.
The high-visibility enforcement initiative included increased patrols across the city, curfew checks and vehicle stops on known offenders.
The following was seized by police as part of the three-week gang suppression initiative:
- Four guns and numerous rounds of ammunition
- Six cans of bear spray
- Knives and machetes
- 83.3 grams of methamphetamine, plus 10 syringes filled with methamphetamine totalling between one and 2.5 grams
- 122 grams of cocaine
- One bottle of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
- Just over $7,000 in cash
The Prince Albert Police Service regularly partners with community agencies and other law enforcement organizations to combat gang violence and work toward solutions to address the root causes of crime.