Between February 2020, and May 2021, the Brandon Police Service Organized Crime Section conducted Project BRAZEN, in collaboration with Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP D Division, and Manitoba Prosecution Service.
The Organized Crime Unit is part of Brandon Police Service Crime Division Unit, and is responsible for investigating illicit activities including the trafficking of drugs.
Project Brazen’s goal was to target a sophisticated and prolific group of individuals importing and selling cocaine and other drugs within the City of Brandon.
On May 3, 2021, members of the Organized Crime Unit, assisted by members of BPS general patrol and support services executed search warrants to two residences in Brandon.
The results of those searches was the seizure of approximately three kilograms of cocaine, an estimated street value of $300,000, and over $70,000 in cash.
On May 18, 2021, BPS executed search warrants on five residences in Brandon.
The results of those searches was the seizure of over one kilogram of cocaine, approximately $50,000 cash and numerous items believed to be the proceeds of crime.
In total, eleven individuals have been arrested and have appeared in court on numerous offences including Trafficking Cocaine, Possess for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine, Conspiracy to Traffic in Cocaine, Possession of the Proceeds of Crime and Conspiracy to Possess the Proceeds of Crime.
The following individuals have all appeared in court:
Nanshak EMMANUEL (19)
Jerimiah DAMBO (22)
Jamiu SULAMAN (25)
Jovaughn THOMAS (24)
Romaine DALEY (24)
Kalkidon ADIS (23)
Khrystyna HOYDALO (23)
Chad NEILSON (27)
Tyler BAKER (26)
Desmond HEAMAN (31)
Tyvon COOPER (30)
An arrest warrant for Trafficking Cocaine and numerous other offences is in effect for Rafael TOICHOA-FULFORD (26).