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Two arrests made in Longueuil drug bust

Police say they recovered over $26,000 in cash, over 35,000 "methamphetamine and non-prescription" pills, nearly 2 kg of cocaine and an unspecified amount of hashish.
Close-up of a Longueuil police insignia in Longueuil, Que., February 15, 2019. Mario Beauregard/The Canadian Press

Longueuil police (SPAL) have made two arrests after a police operation to break up a suspected narcotics ring on Montreal’s south shore.

In a Facebook post Friday morning, the SPAL specified that raids were carried out Thursday on Léonard Street in Saint-Hubert, as well as on Barthe Street in Sorel.

Police say they recovered over $26,000 in cash, over 35,000 “methamphetamine and non-prescription” pills, nearly 2 kg of cocaine and an unspecified amount of hashish. In addition, officers say they seized a handgun and two vehicles.

Read more: Longueuil police arrest 6 men in early morning drug raids

In total, the SPAL says it estimates the total value of the property they seized to be $625,000.

A 27-year-old man and a 41-year-old man were arrested. They face charges of narcotics trafficking and narcotics possession with the intent to traffic. Both suspects are known to police.

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The two accused are expected to appear at the Longueuil courthouse later Friday.

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