The Toronto Police seized over 1000 kilograms of drugs including cocaine, crystal meth, and marijuana, by taking down a major international drug-smuggling ring.
According to a statement released by Toronto Police, the investigators also arrested 20 people including a young person following the 6-month investigation, dubbed Project Barisa.
The statement further added in total, investigators seized 444 kilos of cocaine, 182 kilos of crystal meth, 427 kilos of marijuana, 300 oxycodone pills, $966,020 in CDN currency, 21 vehicles, including 5 tractor trailers, and 1 firearm.
Throughout the project, investigators identified a person known as the “Trap Maker”, the Toronto Police said, adding that this man was allegedly responsible for building hidden compartments within the tractor-trailers for the purposes of smuggling large amounts of contraband across borders.
Jason Hall, 43, of Surrey, British Columbia, also known as the “Trap Maker”, turned himself into police in Toronto last week and is charged with Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence and Participate in a Criminal Organization, the Toronto Police added.