A lottery winner who accuses his monetary adviser of shedding half of his jackpot and a driver who says he inherited $14 million are among the many 10 folks charged in an alleged multimillion-dollar drug trafficking community between B.C. and Winnipeg.

Courtroom paperwork, together with a sworn affidavit from a Winnipeg police detective-sergeant, lay out among the particulars of the investigation police name Challenge Riverbank.

It culminated within the arrests and the seizure of practically $three million price of medication and different property, which police introduced on Nov. 1.

Not one of the allegations towards any of the 10 accused have been confirmed in court docket.

The affidavit from Det.-Sgt. Ravi Misir, filed in Manitoba Courtroom of Queen’s Bench on Nov. 1, describes an elaborate, large-scale community that allegedly funnelled hundreds of thousands of {dollars} of medication from B.C. to Winnipeg over eight months in 2018.

Mohammad Shakil Khan, 39, who police stated was reported to have gained practically $Four million in a 2007 lottery, is accused of being an “instrumental operator” of the community.

His lottery win is a part of a separate lawsuit — Khan is within the technique of suing his monetary adviser for allegedly shedding $2.three million of his winnings.

Insp. Max Waddell, commander of the Winnipeg police organized crime unit, reveals among the medicine seized to media. (Warren Kay/CBC )

“Khan was routinely delivery a number of kilograms of cocaine and ketamine from British Columbia for distribution within the Winnipeg space,” says Misir’s affidavit, which was used to argue for the seizure of property belonging to Khan and his co-accused underneath the Manitoba Prison Property Forfeiture Act.

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Police allege Khan has ties to the Impartial Troopers road gang in B.C. and is a member of the Wolfpack, an alliance of the Impartial Troopers, Hells Angels and Crimson Scorpions in B.C. Amongst Khan’s belongings, they discovered a belt with a wolf’s head on it and Impartial Troopers clothes, the affidavit says.

Police consider the Wolfpack shaped as early as 2010 and Khan has been a member since 2012. Members of the Wolfpack additionally maintain their memberships of their respective organizations, Misir stated.

“Wolfpack members have been recognized in all provinces, aside from those east of Quebec,” Misir’s affidavit says. “Wolfpack members are identified to be violent and concerned in multi-commodity drug trafficking.”

‘Stash places’

Police allege Khan, who’s from Vancouver, was behind an operation during which semi drivers Allan Ronald Rodney, 70, and Shontal Kathleen Vaupotic, 32, each of Surrey, B.C., trucked medicine throughout the Prairies to Winnipeg. There, they had been stashed at plenty of properties, diluted with chopping brokers and distributed on the market by sellers, police say.

Khan and Winnipeggers Mason Joaquin Burg, 24 and Daniel Jason Finkbeiner, 30, together with Herbert Mejia-Orellana-Delgado, 29, of Edmonton, met Rodney and Vaupotic after they arrived in Winnipeg with the medicine, Misir’s affidavit says.

After his arrest, Rodney informed police he was paid $1,500 per journey and he made 20 journeys from March 14 to Oct. 18, the affidavit says. 

The drivers, Rodney and Vaupotic, had been paid for the medicine, Misir alleges, which had been then taken to what police referred to as “stash places” — homes on Boyd Avenue, Centennial Road, Cartwright Highway and Crescent Drive, and flats on Assiniboine Avenue, Elizabeth Highway and Kennedy Road.

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The Cartwright and Crescent properties are two of the properties police are asking the courts to grab underneath proceeds of crime laws.

Police say Allan Ronald Rodney, 70, not too long ago purchased the truck he is accused of utilizing to take the medicine to Winnipeg. (Holly Caruk/CBC)

Police went into the stash places at numerous instances and noticed an estimated 30 kilograms of cocaine, 7.5 kilograms of meth, 4.6 kilograms of MDMA (often known as ecstasy), a kilogram of heroin and greater than three kilograms of marijuana. The medicine have an estimated road worth of greater than $2 million, the affidavit says. 

Slicing brokers had been additionally seen, so Misir believes the medicine had been diluted and offered for greater than that.

Judging by the variety of journeys Rodney stated he made, Misir estimates the shipments truly introduced in 10 instances that quantity of medication throughout the eight-month investigation, the affidavit says.

Police consider Khan, who has a number of financial institution accounts and in addition flips homes, was incomes $640,000 to $720,000 monthly. The home flipping could have allowed cash laundering, Misir says in his affidavit.

10 charged

Khan, Burg, Rodney and Vaupotic had been arrested on Oct. 18 whereas making an alternate of money for medicine in Oak Bluff, simply exterior Winnipeg, the affidavit says. Police seized a kilogram of cocaine and $100,000 from a semi-trailer truck at that location.

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The identical day, police searched eight properties in Winnipeg, three in B.C., 4 in Regina and one in Edmonton as they busted the alleged drug community.

After Khan’s lottery win, he put the cash into an funding company that solely had $150,000 left in it on Sept. 30.

Nevertheless, police say Khan has a number of financial institution accounts, owns the Cartwright and Crescent Drive properties the place medicine had been stashed and owned a $2.25 million house in B.C. that he transferred to his dad for $1 in March 2017.

Rodney informed police after he was arrested that he had inherited $14 million, though Vaupotic stated he’d solely inherited a pair million and did not have entry to it, the affidavit says.

Rodney stated his respectable earnings is about $10,000 monthly.

He owns a $650,000 house in B.C. and a slew of automobiles. He not too long ago bought the semi he was driving, and in addition owns:

  • A 2016 McLaren valued at $280,000.
  • A 2017 Porsche valued at $160,000.
  • A 2018 Dodge Ram valued at $90,000.
  • A 2018 Dodge Durango valued at $50,000.
  • A 2018 BMW valued at $78,000.
  • A Harley-Davidson bike valued at $25,000.

Police have laid a complete of 156 fees towards 10 folks in reference to the alleged drug-trafficking community. Along with Khan, Rodney, Vaupotic, Burg, Finkbeiner and Mejia-Orellana-Delgado, the next persons are charged:

  • Lisa Daybreak Hallson, 32, of Winnipeg.
  • Amanda Marie Borges, 27, of Winnipeg.
  • Darci Ann Geiger, 33, of Winnipeg.
  • William Junior Fuller, 22, of Winnipeg.

The accused face fees associated to conspiracy and trafficking managed substances, proceeds of crime and firearms.


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