April 29, 2021 Media Release

Project Gold Dust – Arrests Update

On February 24, 2021, the Winnipeg Police Service announced details of Project Gold Dust which involved the dismantling of an inter-provincial drug network. Eleven people were charged, and $11.5 million in cash, proceeds of crime and assets were seized.

Winnipeg Police have now charged two additional suspects:

- Matthew William LIWANAG, 25
- Jeremiah Bruce ALCERA, 23

Both males have been charged with Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence – Trafficking Cocaine and Conspiracy to Commit Indicatable Offence – Proceeds of Crime Over $5,000. Investigators seized a 2015 Infinity Q50 as offence-related property.

Both accused have been released for future court dates as directed by the Criminal Code.

As previously released: https://www.winnipeg.ca/police/press/2021/02feb/2021_02_24.stm

Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Dani McKinnon, Public Information Officer
Constable Claude Chancy, Public Information Officer
Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

Office: 204-986-3061
E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca