RCMP seek Denis Ivziku in relation to international drug trafficking investigation

Denis Ivziku

RCMP in British Columbia and Manitoba are looking for 24-year-old Denis Ivziku who is wanted on drug-related charges stemming from an international drug and firearms trafficking investigation dubbed Project Divergent.

Ivziku is wanted on drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic and possession of property obtained by crime charges from alleged offences that occurred between 2018 and 2022.

The Project Divergent investigation targeted drug trafficking and importation networks involving individuals in Canada and across the world.

“Twenty of the 22 individuals charged in relation to Project Divergent were arrested on February 23, 2022,” said Cpl. Alexa Hodgins of the Burnaby RCMP. “Since then, another individual has been arrested — leaving Denis Ivziku as the only outstanding individual evading police in relation to this investigation.”

Ivziku is described as 24 years old, brown eyes, brown hair, 5’5-5’7 tall, and 150-160 lbs.

“Denis Ivziku has connections to the Lower Mainland, including Burnaby, and it’s possible that he may be residing in the area while actively evading arrest,” said Constable Colin Lindquist of the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit in Winnipeg, Manitoba. “We would like the public to take a look at Ivziku’ photos, and to contact police if they have information.”

While Project Divergent uncovered ties to the Hells Angels, Ivziku does not have known ties to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.

Anyone with information on Ivziku or his whereabouts is asked to contact the RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit in Manitoba at 431-338-0956. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at solvecrime.ca.



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