DRPS, RCMP team up for drug investigation

Correction: Police initially stated that the total value of seizures through the investigation was $6.5 million.

The DRPS teamed up with the RCMP to seize approximately $875,000 worth of cash, cars and drugs as part of an investigation into trafficking across the GTA.

According to police, the initiative – dubbed Project Kamloops – got underway in the spring of 2019.

“The focus was on drug trafficking in Durham Region and the GTA. This past week, nine search warrants were executed at several residences and businesses in Durham Region, Toronto and Peel Region,” reads a media release from police.

All arrests occurred without incident with no injuries reported, police said.

Nine people have been arrested and are facing 60 charges.

“The total value of cash, cars and drugs seized in Project Kamloops, including this week’s seizures, is approximately $2 million dollars. The seizure includes six vehicles (proceeds of crime), a firearm, cash, cocaine, fentanyl and MDMA,” the media release reads.

A list of the suspects and charges will be released later this week.

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

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