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Cabinet minister’s brother arrested in Edmonton police sting

By Brent Wittmeier,

EDMONTON – The younger brother of a Conservative cabinet minister was one of four men nabbed in an Edmonton police drug sting.

On Tuesday, Edmonton police announced four people had been charged in a “dial-a-dope” operation in which nearly $35,000 worth of cocaine and marijuana was seized from three Edmonton residences. Raymanpreet Singh Uppal, 28, was one of four men charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of stolen property over $5,000 and weapons offences.Tim Uppal, 40, represents Edmonton-Sherwood Park and is Canada’s multiculturalism minister.

In an emailed statement, Uppal confirmed his brother had been charged.

“Yesterday, I learned through the media of charges against my brother. I have always spoken out against drugs in our communities. Anyone found guilty of such offences should face the full force of the law.”

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