Seizure of $1.8M in contraband cannabis

The Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) has seized over 1800 cannabis plants, worth more than $1.8 million, as well as other drugs and assets of crime.

On March 8, members from PJFCET, assisted by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), York Regional Police, and Durham Regional Police, executed seven search warrants across the Greater Toronto Area.

Officers at locations in Scarborough, Markham, Richmond Hill and North York also seized quantities of suspected cocaine, fentanyl, ketamine and psilocybin, as well as a high-end vehicle worth $90,000, watches valued at $40,000, $282,980 in Canadian currency and $41,060 in US currency. Investigators also seized phones, laptops, computers and tablets.

Four people have been charged with possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime over $5000, possession cannabis for the purpose of selling, and a slew of other drug-related charges.

The accused have all been released from custody and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at Old City Hall in Toronto on April 20, 2023. Three of the accused are from Scarborough and one is from Thornhill.


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