Police in Hamilton say 80 people are facing charges in a drug trafficking and firearms investigation.
They say the operation dubbed “Project Phoenix” began in July and saw 44 search warrants executed across Hamilton.
Investigators say 79 adults and a youth all from the Hamilton area are facing a total of 412 charges.
They say officers seized cocaine, fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana ( including 378 plants from an outdoor grow operation) and other street drugs during the investigation.
During the course of the investigation, the project team seized the following:
2.2 kgs of Cocaine
382 grams of Fentanyl and Heroin
1.1kgs of Methamphetamine
1.4kgs of MDMA
16.2kgs of marihuana
(Which included 378 plants from an outdoor grow operation)
Other illicit and opiate street level drugs
Estimated street value of all seized drugs is approximately $1.2 million dollars.
Police also located and seized the following:
Berretta 32 calibre handgun
S&W 32 calibre revolver handgun
2 Sawed off 12 gauge shotguns
12 gauge bolt action shotgun
Mossberg 600 bolt action rifle
Mossberg 22 calibre semi-auto rifle
Conducting Energy Weapon, brass knuckles and illegal knives were also seized, which are deemed to be prohibited under the Criminal code of Canada.
Police also seized approximately $250,000.00 in Canadian Currency as proceeds of crime.
They say the investigation continues.
(The Canadian Press)<