Montreal police dismantle illicit cannabis network

| Staff

Montreal police announced today they had dismantled a network of illicit cannabis production and large-scale sales utilizing medical cannabis cultivation permits from Health Canada.

The ACCES team (Action concertée pour contrer les économies souterraines) of the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) that focusses on countering underground economies lead the raid that included 17 searches in Montreal, Laval and Saint-Lazare in residences used for growing and storing cannabis.

Police say they seized 1,149 cannabis plants, 221 kgs of cannabis, 234 amphetamine tablets, 1.24 kg of hashish, 238 grams of cocaine, 373 grams of psilocybin, 26 grams of MDMA, more than $ 100,000 in cash, one electric pulse gun and one poing américain. Arrests may follow.