June 16, 2017 12:03 pm
Updated: June 16, 2017 12:54 pm

Drug trafficking bust in Montreal reducing fentanyl on the streets

Fentanyl pills are shown in an undated police handout photo.

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT)

A Montreal police drug bust Thursday led to a seizure of over $2.5 million in narcotics, including fentanyl.

The operation seized $160,000 cash, along with 50 kg of methamphetamine powder, with a minimum value of $2.5 million.

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The operation began in April when the police received information from the public about a narcotics trafficking ring that sold fentanyl, heroine and cocaine.

Mustaky Jean with Montreal police said that during the course of the investigation there were two fentanyl overdoses.

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Three men and one woman were arrested in connection with the Montreal-area raids.

The four are expected to appear in court on Friday.

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