WARMINGTON: Peel cops do biggest drug deal in force history

This multi-million dollar drug smuggling group is believed to have operated under the noses of Peel Regional Police officers.

At least, that’s what they thought.

Not only did Peel officers arrest five men who allegedly sold narcotics under the guise of a trucking company, but they managed to seize more than $25 million worth of drugs.

Officers exposed the loot to the media: 182 kilograms of methamphetamine, 166 kilograms of cocaine and 38 kilograms of ketamine.

According to police, an organization operated through « transfer centers » at North King Logistics, a commercial trucking company, located at 50 Steeles Ave. in Milton, and Friend Furniture, a company located at 2835 Argentia Rd. in Mississauga.

After an 11-month investigation, dubbed Project Zucaritas, Det.-Sgt. Earl Scott and members of his specialized enforcement office pounced.

« This is the largest drug investigation in the history of Peel Regional Police, » said Det. Chief Nick Milinovich. « It was an exhaustive investigation. »


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