THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – Breaking News – The City of Thunder Bay Police Service has made what are described as ‘follow up drug busts’ earlier today. Sources tell NetNewsledger that the arrests today are a part of the continued efforts under Operation Dolphin, which saw several arrests made and drugs and other assets seized.
The efforts today resulted in raids on at least one location.
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The R.C.M.P. Integrated Proceeds of Crime Unit based in London Ontario are conducting a parallel proceeds of crime investigation and have been liaising with the Thunder Bay Police Service. Their investigation continues. Project History: Since February of 2010, a number of warrants were executed during the course of the investigation. Over 61 individuals have been charged with drug offences involving cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy pills and opiate based prescription drugs.
Controlled substances seized prior to June 16, 2011 included 2759 grams of Cocaine, 30,500 grams Marijuana 4,300 Oxycodone tablets and 54 Ecstasy tablets. The street value of the drugs is estimated at approximately 1.2 million dollars. Approximately $188,000 in cash was also seized during the investigation.
As of Friday June 17, 2011 Project Dolphin has resulted in seizures of over 2.1 million dollars in illicit drugs and nearly $500,000 in cash and property.
It is likely that the Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit which was involved in drug seizures yesterday, are engaged in today’s operations.