On Wednesday, May 23, police officers from the SPVM’s Northern Division Crime Module, along with the assistance of several units, undertook an extensive drug raid.
Through the course of the day, 10 location searches and 14 arrests were made in the eastern and northern regions of the island of Montreal.
According to a statement from the SPVM, officers were able to end the activities of “an important organization” in the field of drug trafficking. The organization, however, remains unnamed by officers.
Over the ten searches, police were also able to make a sizeable collection of equipment and hefty amounts of narcotics.
Among approximately $19,365 in Canadian money, officers seized:
- 346 quarter ounces and 3.75 grams of cocaine
- 81 rocks and 19.85 grams of crack
- 25 grams of marijuana
- 3 tablets of viagra
As well as amounts of meth and 2 sachets and 48 capsules of an unknown substance. In addition to the narcotics, equipment such as cell phones, money counting machines, and an empty safe were found.
Police officers were also able to retrieve invaluable information like accounting records, cellular contacts, a list of customers, and schedules of various dealers.
A total of 14 suspects will appear in the Court of Quebec and face charges of drug trafficking and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
At this current moment, eight of the suspects have remained detained and six were released with a promise to appear at a later date.