Police seize $2.1 million in drugs, cash

Nineteen people face more than 148 charges combined after Durham Regional Police Service and the RCMP seized more than $2.1 million in cash and drugs as part a GTA-wide drug investigation dubbed Project Vickery.

On Jan. 15, police executed search warrants at 15 residences in Durham, Toronto, Peel Region and Kingston, seizing more than $600,000 in cash, four firearms, five vehicles as proceeds of crime and about $1.5 million in drugs, such as fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.

All arrests occurred without incident and there were no injuries reported. A list of everyone charged will be released later this week. All of the accused will appear in court in Toronto.

The Durham Police Gun and Gang Unit and the RCMP launched the project in fall 2018 with a focus on drug traffickers in the Greater Toronto Area and credit numerous police forces with assistance including Ontario Provincial Police, Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police Service, Kingston Police Service and Halton Regional Police Service.

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