Not a Mom and Pop operation

Edmonton police bust The Family, seize $275,000 and 5 kg of coke

After an 18-month investigation, Edmonton police and the RCMP have dismantled an organized crime group and made quite a haul, reports the Edmonton Sun’s Alyssa Noel: $275,000 in cash, 30 firearms, 4.7 kilograms of cocaine, two boats and three cars. The bust follows a probe into an organization called “The Family,” less a gang than a “sophisticated and robust criminal organization,” say investigators, who report it trafficked 120 kg of coke across B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan in the last year and a half. Police have made four arrests, including one man with roots in Cancun. There’s not a mommy or sis among them.

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