Three Winnipeg men are facing several charges in relation to drug trafficking after a raid by police on two residences.

The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) says that the Guns and Gangs Unit first entered into an investigation in November 2023 about "several suspects believed to be involved in trafficking cocaine within the city.'

Police say that through their investigation they identified three suspects and two residences connected to all of them. 

Police secured search warrants for both residences and along with the Tactical Support Team executed them in the 1200 block of Pritchard Avenue and 200 block of Princess Street.

Two of the suspects were located at the Pritchard Avenue residence and the other was found in the Princess Avenue residence. Police say that all three were taken into custody without incident.

Police found approximately two kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $50,000, in the search. They also found approximately 325 Hydromorphone prescription pills, approximately $60,000 in Canadian currency, as well as scales and packaging materials. 

Two of the men have been charged with Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking and Possession of a Scheduled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking. Both were detained in custody.

The other male is facing similar charges, but was released on an undertaking as mandated by the Criminal Code, according to the WPS.