NEW GLASGOW – A New Glasgow man has been charged in connection with a major drug bust in the northeastern Nova Scotia.
A 36-year-old man is among 24 charged and will face counts of conspiracy to traffic in cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking and two counts of trafficking cocaine after a drug bust in two Cape Breton counties, along with Antigonish County.
Dubbed Operation HAKON, the 13-month RCMP operation into drug trafficking in eastern Nova Scotia has netted 24 arrests and the seizure of thousands of dollars in illegal drugs along with multiple seizures of personal property and weapons.
“Reducing crime is one of our provincial policing priorities and whenever we can disrupt harmful drug trafficking and drug abuse we are having a direct impact on spinoff criminal activity that is occurring in our communities,” said RCMP District Policing Officer for Northeast Nova Scotia, Supt. Darrell Beaton.
Items seized by police include 25 kilograms of marijuana; 1.5 kg of cocaine; 1 kg of hash oil; 1 kg of hash; and more than 100 marijuana plants.
Also seized were 17 firearms and related weapons including body armour, an AK47 assault rifle; a .22-calibre handgun; five .22-calibre rifles; five 12-gauge shotguns and three 410-gauge shotguns.
Also seized were a 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee; a 2005 Black BMW M3; a 2012 Dodge Ram Laramie Longhorn Crew Cab; a 2010 Dodge Ram Truck, 2500 series; a 2008 Pontiac G-6; a 2007 Buick Allure; and a 2012 Rotax, 800R series Skidoo
As for cash proceeds, RCMP seized some $55,000.