DRPS, RCMP arrest 19 people, seize $2.1 million worth of drugs and cash

A joint drug investigation by the DRPS and RCMP has resulted in the arrest of 19 people and the seizure of more than $2.1 million worth of cash and drugs.

According to the DRPS, multiple search warrants were executed early Wednesday (Jan. 16) morning.

The investigation, dubbed Project Vickery, got underway in the fall of 2018 and focused on drug traffickers in the GTA.

“Over the course of the investigation, search warrants were executed at 15 residences in Durham Region, Toronto, Peel Region and Kingston. All arrests occurred without incident and there were no injuries reported,” a media release reads.

In addition to the arrests, police say investigators seized more than $600,000 in cash; four firearms; five vehicles (proceeds of crime); and approximately $1.5 million worth of drugs such as fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

In total, the 19 people arrested will be facing more 148 charges. A list of those charged should be released later this week.

All of the accused will be appearing in court in Toronto.

“he DRPS and the RCMP would like to thank the numerous partners who assisted in this project, including the Ontario Provincial Police; Toronto Police Service; Peel Regional Police Service; the Kingston Police Service and the Halton Regional Police Service,” the media release reads.

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