On Thursday, police officers conducted a large-scale drug raid.
Through a collaboration with the Laval Police Service, the Mirabel Police Service, and the support of several units, the SPVM carried out seven searches and five arrests.
Officials were targeting a criminal organization that was said to be extremely active in heroin trafficking, predominantly located in the north and west sectors of Montreal.
During the operation, police were able to seize:
- More than two kilograms of heroin
- 55 grams of cocaine
- Five handguns
- Two larger firearms
- Two vehicles
- 13 cell phones
- $15,800 in Canadian dollars
The five arrests consisted of males between the ages of 24 and 38. They face charges of drug trafficking, possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of prohibited firearms.
Four of the males will be appearing in the Quebec Court shortly; one of the accused has been released with a promise to appear at a later date.
The investigation leading up to the arrest began in February 2018 following a public appeal. The criminal organization distributed narcotics in the north and west of Montreal and spread its territory to Laval.