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OPP bust alleged organized crime ring in Timmins, seize $115K and high-end SUVs

Photos of some of the vehicles seized in the OPP's organized crime investigation dubbed Project Ashley. .
Photos of some of the vehicles seized in the OPP's organized crime investigation dubbed Project Ashley. . OPP/Handout

TORONTO — Ontario Provincial Police have charged 25 people in connection with an organized crime group that was allegedly distributing illegal drugs in the Timmins, Ont. area.

The yearlong investigation, dubbed Project Ashley, came to a close on Tuesday when investigators executed 10 search warrants in Timmins and one in Niagara Falls.

Police said 15 people had been specifically charged with commission of an offence for a criminal organization. Some of those suspects, along with 10 others, face numerous drug and property related charges.

READ MORE: GTA police dismantle organized crime group in ‘Project Forza’ probe

Police seized more than 2 kg of cocaine, 1.3 kg of marijuana, one “cocaine press” and about $115,000 in cash.

Investigators valued the drugs at about $120,000 and police said 14 vehicles were also seized — including a number of high-end SUVs.

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A full list of the charged suspects and photos of the seized vehicles are available on the OPP’s website.

 

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