Canada

Longueuil police lead early morning raids against cocaine ring

About 150 police officers from Longueuil, Montreal, Laval and the the Richelieu regional police force launched a series of early morning raids Thursday aimed and breaking a cocaine distribution and trafficking ring.

The raids follow the launch of an investigation by Longueuil police in the fall of 2019 triggered by a tip from the public that a cocaine distribution ring was operating in their territory.

A subsequent surveillance operation led to a series of raids in Longueuil in June that netted a cocaine press, a kilogram of cocaine, quantities of crack cocaine and methamphetamine as well as $40,000 in cash.

Thursday morning’s raids, carried out in Longueuil, Brossard, Boucherville, Beloeil and Montreal, were described by Longueuil police as a continuation of their investigation. As of 7:30 a.m., 10 suspects had already been taken into custody.

This story will be updated.

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