60 people have been arrested after a joint investigation by the Saskatchewan RCMP and the Regina Police Service.
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit targeted drug trafficking, weapons possession and shootings in and around Regina over the past 90 days.
Inspector Darcy Koch with the Regina Police Service says a significant amount of the people arrested are from outside of Saskatchewan and their presence can be linked to increased violence in Regina.
“Some of the shootings in the city are part of these associated groups,” said Koch.
Police also seized a significant amount of drugs including 1,700 grams of cocaine, 600 grams of meth, 200 grams of marijuana and smaller amounts of ecstasy and heroin.
Seized along with the drugs were 11 firearms — five long guns (sawed off) and six handguns.
More than $40,000 in stole property and over $100,000 in Canadian currency was also recovered.
There were a total of 443 charges laid as a result of the investigation.