The following is the press release from the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service
WAINWRIGHT, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2010) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, in conjunction with the local Military Police, arrested four Canadian Forces (CF) members from Canadian Forces Base Wainwright in relation to alleged drug trafficking.
The arrests, made under section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA), and pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, relate to alleged possession for the purpose of trafficking of a controlled substance in four cases. Several individuals were also identified for alleged possession of controlled substance.
"These arrests reflect the ongoing efforts of the CFNIS National Drug Enforcement Team across Canada," said Lieutenant-Colonel Gilles Sansterre, Commanding Officer of the CFNIS. "We are committed to working with the chain-of-command to ensure a drug-free work environment for all CF personnel."
The names of the arrested CF members will not be released since no charges have been laid.
The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees, and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.