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Illegal cannabis trafficking: ten arrests in Montreal

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This investigation also allowed the blocking of property obtained by crime worth more than of $7 million, including more than $500,000 in cash.

The Canadian Press

A long investigation initiated by the police in 2020 into smuggling and illegal online sales of cannabis ultimately led to around ten arrests during the month last in the Montreal area.

In a press release sent Friday, the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) recalls that this investigation also led to the blocking of property obtained by crime worth more than $7 million, including more than $500,000 in cash.

The SQ Contraband Investigation Department specifies that it was on December 19 that the ten suspects were arrested. According to the police, these people appeared to carry out their criminal activities in the Montreal and South Shore regions.

The ten men aged between 35 and 65 were expected to appear in court on Friday at the Montreal courthouse to face charges including distribution and possession of cannabis, sale of cannabis, production, possession property obtained by crime, laundering proceeds of crime and trafficking in substances.

Searches carried out during the investigation in June 2021 allowed the police to notably seize 3,000 cannabis plants, 150 kilograms of cannabis in several forms, 9 kilograms of hashish, cocaine and nearly 33 kilograms of psilocybin, which we call magic mushrooms.

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