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Second arrest in St. John’s cocaine seizure

Two kilos of cocaine were recently seized in St. John's.
Two kilos of cocaine were recently seized in St. John's. - contributed
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. —

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Drug Investigation Unit, with the assistance of Canada Post Postal inspectors seized two kilos of cocaine in St. John’s last month and arrested a second suspect Friday.

In connection with the RNC drug investigation unit (DIU)’s Operation Requiem on Sept. 28, officers descended on a residence in the centre city and seized two kilograms of cocaine, according to the news release.

A 32-year-old man was arrested at the scene, but was released for further investigation. Charges are pending on that arrest, police say.

Shortly before noon Friday, a 28-year-old man was arrested and charged under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) in connection with Operation Requiem. This man has been held to appear in provincial court.

The investigation remains ongoing, and anyone with information to assist is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at

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