Monday, January 9, 2017

News Release - Winnipeg Police Service

Winnipeg Police Service


Monday, January 9, 2017

Explosive Material Investigation - R17-0001337
Currently, members of the Winnipeg Police Service Major Crimes Unit, is involved in an on-going investigation into the trafficking and selling of emulsion explosives.
These explosives are described as flex tubes with metal crimped ends. They are approximately 1 inch thick and 12-14 inches long. They contain high explosives and are intended for blasting rock in mining settings.
Officers have since located and seized a quantity of these explosives within the City of Winnipeg. 
Due to the on-going investigation, on January 6, 2017, officers executed a search warrant at a residence located in the 800 block of College Avenue. Numerous police resources were utilized to ensure public and officer safety. This particular investigation is continuing.
Should anyone be aware of or come across explosives of this nature, the item(s) should not be touched or handled in any way. CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY.
If anyone has further information regarding this on-going investigation, please contact members of the Major Crimes Unit directly at 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477). 

For further information contact either:
 Constable Jason Michalyshen, Public Information Officer
 Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
 Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

 Phone: (204) 986-3061 | Fax: (204) 986-3267 | Email:

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