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CanadaToronto, Windsor police arrest six people in massive drug bust dubbed ‘Project Oz’

20:55  10 july  2019
20:55  10 july  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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Toronto, Windsor police arrest six people in massive drug bust dubbed ‘Project Oz’ © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Toronto police Insp. Don Belanger also announced that a number of guns was seized. Toronto, Windsor police arrest six people in massive drug bust dubbed ‘Project Oz’ © Provided by Toronto Star Newspapers Limited Toronto police Insp. Don Belanger of the drug squad announced on Wednesday a massive bust last month which includes half a million dollars in cash and roughly $5.4 million worth of drugs.

Toronto and Windsor police seized more than $5.4 million worth of drugs and $550,000 in cash in a massive drug bust last month, arresting six people in an investigation dubbed “Project Oz.”

Police seized 24 kilograms of powdered cocaine, more than 2.5 kg of fentanyl and 1.5 kg of crystal meth, Insp. Don Belanger of the Toronto police drug squad said at a Wednesday news conference.

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Police also seized six handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, along with $550,000 in cash (roughly 75 per cent of which was found in a hidden compartment in one of the suspect’s vehicles).

Quantities of crack cocaine, oxycodone, morphine and other drugs were also found when police executed a number of search warrants on June 27 in Toronto, Brampton, and Windsor.

“The fact that we’ve seized more than half a million dollars in cash reinforces just how lucrative the illicit drug trade is, and how prolific this drug enterprise was.” Belanger told reporters.

“Clearly the individuals that we have placed before the courts are not kids, nor are they addicts looking to feed their own addictions. It is our allegation that they are organized criminals who choose to profit from the misfortune and addiction of others.”

Police make arrest in connection with sex assault incident in elevator

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Christopher Janisse, 30; Brian Medeiros, 33, Mokoumba Mulumba, 31, and Steven Whalen, 34, all of Toronto; Minja Ljumovic, 36, and Danielle Hess, 29, both of Windsor, face dozens of firearm and drug trafficking-related offences.

All are scheduled to appear in court throughout July in Toronto and Windsor.

Sebastian Profetto, 30, of Windsor, and Jaidyn Downes, 33, of Cobourg remain wanted by police.

Ilya Bañares is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star's radio room in Toronto. Follow him on Twitter: @ilyaoverseas

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