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Vancouver police arrest five people and seize drugs during investigation into gang violence in Quebec

VANCOUVER – Vancouver police have arrested five men and seized more than 24 kilograms of illegal drugs after a lengthy investigation into a gang originally from Quebec.

A statement from the agency said members of the gang known as Zone 43 began their activities in Vancouver and were the focus of a 14-month investigation by the Organized Crime Unit.

The statement said investigators executed five search warrants in May – three in Vancouver and two in Burnaby.

Police are said to have seized a large quantity of drugs, including seven kilograms of fentanyl, eleven kilograms of cocaine and two kilograms of methamphetamine.

Investigators also seized two handguns and more than $150,000 in cash.

Police said the five men arrested and others identified during the investigation will face “numerous drug and criminal charges” once the investigation is complete.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 11, 2024.

The Canadian Press