May 22, 2014 5:00 pm
Updated: May 22, 2014 6:34 pm

Ontario police break up international drug trafficking ring


TORONTO – Ontario Provincial Police have announced the arrests of 11 people in connection to a large scale international drug trafficking ring.

Members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau were in London, Ont. Thursday morning to shed further light on an investigation called “Project Greymouth” involving illegal drugs imported from Mexico.

Officers executed search warrants in various jurisdictions between May 12 to 16 including Waterloo, Oxford, Norfolk Counties and Toronto.

A total of 12 people from Norfolk, Kitchener, Toronto and Arthur face multiple charges including possession and trafficking controlled substances.

So far, 11 of the accused have been arrested but one suspect is still outstanding.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Peter Knelsen of Norfolk County who authorities believe is out of the country.

The OPP, Waterloo Regional Police Service and Canada Border Services Agency each had a hand in the investigation.

Follow the event live with Global News reporter Mark Carcasole.

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