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Cocaine seized at Winnipeg airport

RCMP have seized nearly 1.2 kilograms of what is believed to be cocaine from a suitcase at Winnipeg James Armstrong RichardsonInternational Airport.

On August 18, 2022, around 5:20 am officers were called to the screening area and upon inspection of a suitcase discovered the drugs. Police then went to the departure area and identified the owner of the suitcase and took him into custody.

Drugs seized at Winnipeg airport by RCMP (Manitoba RCMP)

25-year-old Gulled Hussein from Saskatoon, who was headed to Toronto, was charged for his alleged involvement with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. He is also facing charges of Obstruction and Identity Fraud in relation to the presentation of fake ID to officers.

Hussein was detained in custody.

RCMP continue to investigate.

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