April 20, 2017 9:45 am
Updated: April 20, 2017 11:54 am

Major police operation targets South Shore drug ring

Some 140 officers took part in the raids aimed at dismantling a drug ring police say was operating on the South Shore. Thursday, April 20, 2017.

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A large police operation was underway in several South Shore communities Thursday morning, with several police outfits joining forces with Longueuil police, including the Sûreté du Québec and the RCMP.

Some 150 officers took part in the raids aimed at dismantling a drug ring police say was operating on the South Shore.

The group, described as very structured by police, specialized in the trafficking of cocaine and synthetic drugs.

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Thirteen people were targeted in the drug bust, with 14 search warrants executed in Longueuil, Boucherville, Beloeil, Saint-Mathieu-de –Beloeil and Mont St-Hilaire.

By 11 a.m., nine people had been arrested, with officers still on the hunt for four suspects.

At least 10 vehicles worth a total of $350,000 were seized by police, as well as cocaine and several thousand doses of synthetic drugs.

Police allege the group moved between 20 to 30 kilograms of cocaine per week and was supplying South Shore biker gangs.

The police operation, dubbed “Sentence,” comes after a seven-month investigation into drug trafficking on the South Shore.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the anonymous police tip line info-azimut at 450-646-8500.

 

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