The RCMP Federal Serious & Organized Crime Unit has made another arrest as part of Operation Hancock.
On February 4th, 2015, members of the RCMP Serious and Organized Crime Unit arrested Christopher Shawn McBride during a vehicle stop in Halifax.
During a search of the McBride’s vehicle, almost 80 grams of cocaine was located. A follow-up search warrant at his Halifax home located 28 grams of cocaine, a small amount of hashish, a quantity of cash and other drug paraphernalia, including a press for making bricks of cocaine.
McBride, 48, has been charged with Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Controlled Substance. He has been released and is scheduled to appear in Halifax Provincial Court on April 22nd, 2015, at 10 a.m.
As part of Operation Hancock, in January RCMP arrested six other individuals and they face a variety of charges including Conspiracy to Traffick CDSA (cocaine), Attempting to Import a Controlled Substance (cocaine), Trafficking of a Scheduled Substance (cocaine), and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking
Operation Hancock began in July 2014 after the RCMP received information related to international drug trafficking. An investigation began that uncovered evidence pointing to the importation and trafficking of cocaine from Panama into the Port of Halifax which was destined for Canadian cities.
The investigation is ongoing.