Large cocaine seizure in Hare Bay expected to result in multiple arrests and charges

September 24, 2020
Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release


RCMP NL seizes 3.5 kilograms of cocaine and $100,000 cash in Dover/Hare Bay area.

Project Bootstrap, an investigation by RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime and Gander RCMP Detachment, assisted by Police Dog Services, has resulted in a significant seizure of 3.5 kilograms of cocaine in the Dover/Hare Bay area. It is estimated that the cocaine has a minimum street value of $1.4 million.

On September 21st, police conducted a traffic stop in the area of Dover/Hare Bay on a truck with Ontario license plates. A search revealed 3.5 kilograms of cocaine hidden in the vehicle. Following the traffic stop, a search of a residence in the area resulted in the seizure of approximately $100,000 in cash.

This investigation is continuing. Multiple arrests and charges are expected.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer

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