06/13/2013 08:05 EDT | Updated 08/13/2013 05:12 EDT

Drug Busts In BC, Saskatchewan Yield 8 Arrests, Weapons Seizures

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KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Mounties in Saskatchewan and British Columbia have teamed up to make eight arrests and bust what they alleged is a ring dealing in drugs, guns and stolen goods.

Supt. Kevin Jones in Saskatchewan says the investigation has been underway for 18-months.

He says it began as an organized crime investigation in Saskatchewan but clues led to B.C., and one person was arrested on marijuana trafficking charges in Merritt on June 9.

A video surveillance system was also seized from the Merritt home and seven other arrests have been made, including two in Kelowna and five in Regina.

Jones says raids in both provinces have netted $120,000, 1.5 kilograms of cocaine, 1.1-kilograms of marijuana and several weapons.

He says all the suspects face charges ranging from trafficking to participating in a criminal organization. (CHNL)

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