Quebec drug bust has N.L. ties
A Quebec police force is releasing details about a major drug bust Wednesday and its connection to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Some 300 police officers carried out drug raids across Quebec on Wednesday as part of a police operation that started before dawn in several municipalities, including Laval and parts of Montreal and Quebec City.
Police executed 34 search warrants, confiscated 23 cars and seized over 400 pounds of marijuana.
Laval Police Lieutenant Daniel Guérin, who speaks for the integrated force, said some of the drugs were headed east.
"We arrested one person going on the highway through Quebec. He was going to Newfoundland. We have found some schedules and plannings to go through the ferry and he was probably going to meet someone in Newfoundland," said Guérin. "Sixty pounds of marijuana was probably for consumption in Newfoundland and Labrador."
Guérin said no arrests have been made in Newfoundland as yet in connection with the bust, but the investigation continues. He estimated the drug ring was earning $1 million a month.