Wednesday, April 12, 2023

$7.5m in fentanyl, cocaine seized in Vancouver drug bust

Project Toluene launched in January, focusing on a group manufacturing and trafficking drugs throughout the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island. The investigation led cops to a fentanyl lab operating out of a house in a residential Richmond neighbourhood. On March 21 the team executed a search warrant to raid the home and dismantle the lab, seizing more than 7kg of suspected fentanyl, 800 grams of methamphetamines, and $39,000 cash from inside. A man in possession of an additional 15 kg of suspected fentanyl, 2kg of cocaine, and nearly $48k cash inside his vehicle was arrested nearby.
A search warrant at a condo in Coal Harbour returned 4.7 kg of fentanyl and $272k cash.