Toronto Police Seize $17 Million in Drugs During Large-Scale Bust

Nearly 29 kilograms of powder cocaine and 20 kilograms of phenacetin to cut it with. Almost 700 kilograms of the crystal methamphetamine precursor ephedrine and a sizable amount of ketamine and crystal meth. About $308,000 in cash, likely proceeds from selling drugs. And exactly 3,905 illegally-grown cannabis plants. That’s the haul—about $17 million worth—Toronto police brought in as a result of a large scale drug bust on April 25, 2019, when the Organized Crime Enforcement Drug Squad executed 29 search warrants and netted eight arrests.

“Project Dos” Drug Investigation Makes Historic Bust

Officers involved in April’s drug bust are calling it the largest seizure of illegal narcotics by Canadian police in history. The Toronto Police Service held a news conference about the raids on Thursday, explaining that all 29 search warrants were connected to a large-scale illegal drug distribution investigation codenamed “Project Dos.”

TPS executed the search warrants across the province of Ontario, in Toronto, Vaughan, Kitchener and Stoney Creek. But the bulk of the arrests took place in Toronto, where seven individuals ranging from 19 to 38 years of age were taken into custody. All are facing multiple high-level drug trafficking charges and possession of proceeds of crime charges.

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