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The value of drug seizures in Nova Scotia exceeds one million dollars.

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The Truro Police Department and the Federal Intelligence Unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) seized more than $1 million worth of drugs in Colchester County, central Nova Scotia.

< p class="StyledBodyHtmlParagraph-sc-48221190-4 hnvfyV">Search warrants were executed at three residences in Colchester County and one residence in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

These searches resulted in to the seizure of drugs with a street value estimated at more than $1 million. An additional $94,000 in cash was also seized.

Matt Allen, 35, of Beaver Brook, Colchester County, faces charges of possession for trafficking and violation of a court order. Additional charges are also expected to be filed against other individuals involved.

This seizure is the culmination of a three-month investigation into drug trafficking drugs in Colchester County.

This collaborative effort resulted in the disruption of a criminal group based in rural Colchester County that was trafficking cocaine and supplying cannabis to illegal dispensaries in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, said Superintendent Jason Popik , Federal Police Criminal Operations Officer with the Nova Scotia RCMP.

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RCMP Federal Intelligence Unit develops actionable intelligence on organized crime at all levels across Nova Scotia. Given that organized crime affects all police jurisdictions, it is important that we combine our efforts to combat this criminal activity, he mentioned.

Dave MacNeil, Chief of the Truro Police Service, said this collaborative effort resulted in a seizure, which disrupted a major criminal organization in that area.

While this group was operating in Colchester County, this seizure will have a significant impact on the availability of street drugs in Truro and other communities in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick . This could not have been done without the collaboration of the two partners, he specified.

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