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Fentanyl seized, 8 Greater Toronto Area residents charged in 18-month trafficking probe: police

The RCMP and Durham regional police say the 18-month joint investigation stemmed from the arrest of two Canadians in Bermuda who were allegedly importing fentanyl into Bermuda from Canada. File/ Global News

TORONTO – Police say they’ve disrupted several networks allegedly involved in trafficking fentanyl and other drugs.

The RCMP and Durham regional police say the 18-month joint investigation stemmed from the arrest of two Canadians in Bermuda who were allegedly importing fentanyl into Bermuda from Canada.

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Police say co-ordinated efforts led to the arrests last week of eight people from the Greater Toronto Area.

They say officers seized fentanyl, methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, counterfeit U.S. currency, 12 handguns and a hand grenade.

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Investigators say seven of the accused range in age from 26 to 43 and come from the Ontario communities of Toronto, Mississauga. Brampton, Pickering and Bowmanville. They face numerous drug-related counts.

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A 37-year-old Markham, Ont., man is charged with criminal negligence causing bodily harm.

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