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Maidstone, Sask. RCMP Seizes Several Kilos of Meth, Cocaine, and Fentanyl

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Jul 17, 2023
Maidstone, Sask. RCMP Seizes Kilos of Drugs

On Friday evening, a routine roadside stop for a license, registration, and sobriety check in Maidstone, Saskatchewan, led to a significant drug bust. 

What Was Discovered in the Car

The stop resulted in the discovery of seven kilograms of methamphetamine, 3.3 kilograms of fentanyl, and one kilogram of cocaine. The RCMP officers became suspicious of the two men in the vehicle, and a subsequent search of the car revealed the drugs. 

The two men, identified as 20-year-old Gurpreet Singh and 21-year-old Prince Sharma, were immediately arrested and face drug trafficking charges. Additionally, Sharma faces charges related to previous release conditions. 

Both suspects appeared in court on Monday and were remanded into custody until their next appearance on May 18 at the Lloydminster provincial court. The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $2.2 million, making it a significant bust for the police. 

Drug Trafficking in Canada

Drug trafficking is a grave crime that endangers public safety by spreading dangerous substances like fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cocaine, which can have devastating effects on individuals, families, and entire communities. 

The RCMP is strongly committed to tackling drug-related offenses and eliminating illegal drugs from Canadian streets. Moreover, the distribution of illicit substances involves organized crime groups, which can cause severe harm to society. These criminal networks often engage in violent and intimidating activities, money laundering, and even human trafficking. 

Therefore, law enforcement agencies across Canada work tirelessly to detect, investigate, and prosecute drug traffickers. They use a variety of strategies, including intelligence gathering, surveillance, and targeted enforcement operations.