Men arrested in drug bust brag about the lifestyle
CTV news has uncovered music videos that show a number of the men arrested in Friday's major drug bust rapping about the gang life.
In a video called "Live and Die," Billy Bowden, Pardeep Kapoor and Ramsey Yaggey rap about selling drugs and running from the police.
Bowden, a former Hells Angel member, was charged with trafficking cocaine. Kapoor was charged with trafficking cocaine and meth.
Yaggey, who is from Edmonton, was charged with trafficking cocaine, oxycodone and fentanyl.
In total 13 people have been charged and more than one million dollars worth of drugs taken off the streets.
Around 80 officers, from The Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and Brandon Police Service, participated in the large scale take down called Project Deplete.
It began last year with police targeting high level independent drug dealers.
Officers wouldn't go into specifics but say investigators used ongoing techniques from previous projects, where agents and paid informants were used to make drug deals.
CTV News has learned those charged in Project Deplete have connections to a number of different gangs including: The Manitoba Warriors, Independent Soldiers, Rock Machine and Hells Angels.
Those taken into custody include:, Joshua James Lyons, Chi Hong Do, Christopher Lea Murrell, Joshua Robert Charney, Yaggey, Bowden and Kapoor.
The following individuals have been charged and are wanted by police: Dalton Miller-21 years, Kareem Martin - 31 years, Elmer John Deato- 26 years, Dane Sawatzky- 27 years, Mark Beitz- 31 years and David Thomas- 29 years, all of Winnipeg.
Police say more charges could be laid against additional individuals following further investigation.
The seven men in custody will be appearing in a Winnipeg court on February 6.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the wanted individuals is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 786-8477.
-- with a report from CTV's Stacey Ashley