Twenty people charged following investigation into drug, weapons trafficking

A total of 20 people have been arrested and charged following an investigation into street-level drug trafficking and firearms trafficking in Durham Region.

According to police, 17 search warrants were executed over two months as part of ‘Project Broadsword.’

At this point, close to 150 criminal charges have been laid and police are also looking to track down an additional suspect.

“Over $320,000 in drugs and cash were seized during the investigation, as well as three motor vehicles. Drugs seized included cocaine, fentanyl, morphine, MDMA and prescription pills,” reads a media release from the DRPS.

“The investigators also seized seven firearms, including a semi-automatic handgun, rifles and shotguns; as well as ammunition and three air pistols. Prohibited devices seized include brass knuckles, two stun guns, pepper spray and over-capacity magazines.”

All of the people charged reside in Durham and range in age from 17 to 57, police said.

For a full list of those charged, click HERE.

Anyone with new information on the case is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520, ext. 5802.

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