Montreal police say they confiscated 6.5 million amphetamine pills during a drug bust Wednesday morning.
“Police operations have resulted in record-breaking amphetamine attacks estimated at over $ 32.5 million,” SPVM said. press release May 26th.
A total of 28 searches were conducted in the Montreal metropolitan area and several regions including Montreal, Laval, Laurenshan, Monteregie, central Quebec and Mauritier.
so press release On May 25, police said 280 officers from local and state troops had been deployed in what they described as a demolition operation. Several warehouses have been searched.
“The target facility functioned as an amphetamine production facility, a storage facility, or both,” police said. “So far, eight suspects have been arrested as a result of the investigation.”
In addition to amphetamine pills, police said 21 firearms, 481 kilograms of methamphetamine powder, 11 kilograms of pure meta, 5,000 ecstasy pills, hundreds of Cialis and Xanax pills, 13 pill presses, and 30 He reported that he had seized nearly 10,000 dollars of cash. With the latest update on May 26th.
— Police Montreal (@SPVM) May 26, 2022
SPVM said an investigation into the alleged production and trafficking network was initiated last September by anti-gang forces that are part of the organized crime sector.
“Police investigations have revealed that this major network was able to sell about $ 5 million worth of amphetamines per week across the state, which is about 1 million tablets per week.” Said the release.
City police said the dismantling of the network would disrupt the activities of criminal gangs.
“The magnitude of the seizures will have a serious impact on organized crime and will deprive criminals of an important source of funding, especially the purchase of firearms,” SPVM said.
Law enforcement agencies said their activities were carried out in two stages.
“The first is the turmoil in criminal activity and the multiple searches that took place yesterday,” police said. “The second phase aims to make other arrests within the dismantled network based on the evidence collected.”