(Montreal) Various amounts of drugs, contraband cigarettes, thousands of pills and 200 cannabis vapes are part of the loot seized by police on Tuesday during an operation against suspected drug traffickers. active methamphetamine in Montérégie and in the Montreal area.
Investigators from the Regional Mixed Squad (ERM) Rive-Nord carried out a dozen searches during the investigation in Les Cèdres, Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka, in the borough of Anjou in Montreal and elsewhere in the metropolis.
According to a police statement, investigators have found:
About 60 police officers took part in the operation. No one has been arrested yet.
The investigation, which began in 2022, is continuing.
According to police sources, the network targeted Monday could have a link with the Hells Angels of the Montreal section Martin Robert.
The latter, and other individuals, including Hells Angels Stéphane Plouffe and Michel Lamontagne, and former mafia member Francesco Del Balso, are currently targeted in an investigation dubbed Ravager and led by the National Crime Squad. organized (ENRCO), overseen by the Sûreté du Québec.
The residence of Martin Robert and those of the other members of his group were searched two weeks ago.
The searches continued last week, during a second phase which targeted a Montreal fruit and vegetable business to which Robert and Del Balso are linked, according to the police, and the residence of an accountant.
Robert is considered by the police to be one of the most influential members of the Hells Angels in Quebec.
According to police information, Martin Robert and his relatives are active mainly in the Laurentians.