September 13, 2017 12:39 pm

More than 80 charges laid in alleged drug-trafficking ring in southern Ontario

More than 80 charges were laid and $1.4 million in drugs was seized during an investigation, dubbed Project Yuma, involving multiple police services.

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At least 18 people are facing more than 80 charges in an alleged drug-trafficking operation that covered a large swath of southern Ontario.

Durham Region police say they launched an investigation dubbed Project Yuma in May in collaboration with the police force in Kingston, Ont.

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They say they uncovered a ring that allegedly operated between Kingston and the Greater Toronto Area.

The ring allegedly distributed large quantities of powdered fentanyl, cocaine and crystal meth.

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Police say they seized more than eight kilograms of cocaine during the investigation, as well as $750,000 in cash, assorted weapons and several stolen vehicles.

Anyone else with information on the investigation is being asked to come forward.

© 2017 The Canadian Press

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