THE BATTLEFORDS — RCMP say they executed search warrants at five houses and one commercial site Friday morning, all in the Battlefords detachment area.
Items, including quantities of drugs and a number of firearms, were located and seized, stated RCMP in a release issued Friday just before 4 p.m.
No arrests were mentioned in the release.
“We appreciate the public’s interest in this investigation and more information/specific details will be released early next week,” said the release.
The search warrants were executed at five residences: one in the rural municipality of Meota, one in the community of Landis and three in North Battleford (1400 block of 101st Street, 1700 block of 103rd Street, 2500 block of Ross Crescent) and at one commercial property in the North Battleford industrial area (on Marquis Avenue).
RCMP said the search warrants were executed in relation to an ongoing joint investigation by the Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Teams, Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Teams and the North Battleford RCMP Gang Task Force.
Efforts included: Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Teams and Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Teams from North Battleford, Prince Albert and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan RCMP Police Dog Services, North Battleford RCMP Gang Task Force, North Battleford and Unity RCMP Detachments, Saskatoon and North Battleford RCMP General Investigation Services.
Saskatchewan RCMP Crime Reduction Teams and Warrant Enforcement and Suppression Teams conduct law enforcement and intelligence activities with the objective of enhancing community safety, and suppressing the activity of criminal groups that threaten community safety.