Man sentenced to jail time as part of a massive drug trafficking investigation: RCMP

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The RCMP say a 59-year-old man from Saint-Irénée-et-Alderwood has been sentenced to two years in prison in connection with an investigation into the trafficking of cocaine in northern New Brunswick.

The investigation started in 2016, looking at drug trafficking on the Acadian Peninsula and in Restigouche, Madawaska and Victoria counties.

The RCMP say investigators determined that the drugs were linked back to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club in Québec.

Over the course of the investigation police seized approximately $900,000 in cash and approximately 5.5 kilograms of cocaine.

Daniel Duguay was one of 15 people arrested and charged, and pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in February.

He was sentenced in Bathurst Provincial Court on Tuesday.