WINNIPEG — The RCMP says its serious and organized crime unit has arrested a veteran Mountie in Manitoba on 13 drug and weapons charges.

Police say Const. Daniel Daudet was arrested in a rural municipality southeast of Winnipeg.

He faces possession of cocaine, possession of a prohibited firearm obtained by crime and other charges.

RCMP say Daudet, who is 42, has been a Mountie for 13 years.

He has been released from custody and is to appear in Steinbach provincial court on Feb. 19.

Police say he has been suspended with pay.