Police guns and gangs unit seizes 63 kg of methamphetamine in largest Winnipeg meth bust ever

Two men from Alberta have been arrested after 63 kilograms of methamphetamine and smaller amounts of three other drugs were seized at an apartment in southwest Winnipeg last week, police say.

The methamphetamine bust is the largest seizure of the drug the guns and gangs unit has ever made, the Winnipeg Police Service said in a news release.

Police found the drugs during a search at an apartment on Sterling Lyon Parkway near McCreary Road on Oct. 12, the release said. The tactical support team provided help.

In addition to the 63 kg of methamphetamine, which police estimate is worth $6.3 million, police seized 3.4 ounces of fentanyl (which police estimate is worth $15,000), 6.6 ounces of cocaine (estimated value $13,000) and two litres of GHB (estimated value $4,000) — sometimes called liquid ecstasy and known as a “date rape drug.” 

Dennis Bobko, 35, and Bryan Arnold, 47, were arrested and detained in custody.

Both men have been charged with four counts of possession of a scheduled substance for the purpose of trafficking and possessing the proceeds of crime over $5,000.

Police are holding a news conference Thursday morning where Insp. Elton Hall will provide details about the bust.