A drug bust in the Quispamsis and Saint John areas, which took place in June 2021, led to five men being charged with money laundering and drug-related offences.
The New Brunswick RCMP’s Federal Serious and Organized Crime unit (FSOC) launched an investigation into the illegal possession and distribution of cannabis.
Mounties searched a Cloverdale Street home in Quispamsis.
“During the search, police seized large quantities of cannabis, a number of electronic devices, and nearly $115,000 of Canadian currency,” reads a release from the New Brunswick RCMP.
“Subsequent to the search, police executed two additional search warrants at two illegal Cannabis Dispensaries in Saint John.”
Investigators say five men appeared in Saint John Provincial Court Friday to face charges related to money laundering, possession of proceeds of crime and offences contrary to the Cannabis Act.
Police laid charges against 29-year-old Kaywan Mezbani, 58-year-old Amir Mezbani, 53-year-old Maheen Ahmadbeigi, 30-year-old Afsanneh Mezbani and 37-year-old Pegah Abdulahi.
Officers did not elaborate on next steps for the five men, including if they will face jail time.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.