MASHTEUIATSH, QC, June 14, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - First Nations Police are
satisfied with the outcome of the operation conducted this morning in
Kanesatake by the Aboriginal Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit
in a united effort for the wellness of our communities.
In conjunction with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Sûreté du Québec, First Nations Police officers took part in this operation targeting a
criminal organization specialized in drug production and trafficking.
Together, the police partners contributed to disrupting this criminal
The police operation conducted today should serve not only as a signal
for the other First Nations communities, but most of all as a warning
for criminal groups that take advantage of the status of Aboriginal
territories. Our communities can be vulnerable to organized criminal
activity and to the violence and intimidation that often comes along
Citizens must be made aware of the social and economic harm caused by
organized crime. Citizens must mobilize against criminal groups to
avoid falling prey to them or unwillingly becoming involved in their
Our First Nations peoples have taken up numerous challenges in the past
to preserve the integrity of their culture, language and identity. We
have always managed to overcome adversity and to survive as a nation.
Organized crime and its destructive influence shall no longer impact
the future of our communities.
We will remain faithful to our beliefs and pursue our efforts to combat
SOURCE Association of First Nations Chiefs of Police of Quebec
For further information:
President, Association of First Nations Chiefs of Police of Quebec
418 275-8177, extension 231
Mr. Gerry Mapachee, Vice-President, Association of First Nations Chiefs of Police of Quebec
819-732-6591, extension 2300