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Ontario drug investigation leads to 3 arrests, seizure of almost 2K kilograms of opium

Provincial police say they launched Project Berwick in January to investigate alleged drug trafficking in the Greater Toronto Area.
Provincial police say they launched Project Berwick in January to investigate alleged drug trafficking in the Greater Toronto Area. Police handout

ORILLIA, Ont. — A lengthy drug investigation in Ontario has led to three arrests and the seizure of what police describe as a significant amount of opium.

Provincial police say they launched Project Berwick in January to investigate alleged drug trafficking in the Greater Toronto Area.

Over the course of the probe, police searched properties in Ontario and Quebec and seized nearly 2,000 kilograms of opium.

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They say the street value of the drugs is conservatively estimated at around $30 million.

Police allege the drugs were being stockpiled in Quebec before being sent for distribution in and around Toronto.

Three people are currently facing a total of 10 drug-related offences in the case, which remains open.

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Toronto police reveal street value of drugs seized in trafficking investigation – Jan 25, 2019