The Edmonton Police Just Made the Largest Fentanyl Bust in Canada's History
The Edmonton Police Service said they made the largest fentanyl pill seizure in Canada this July.
An investigation that started in March 2017 has resulted in a seizure of 130,000 fentanyl pills.
The investigation started out with police looking into a group believed to be trafficking a large amount of illegal drugs.
Following that investigation, an investigation team searched an Edmonton residence on July 5th where they found and seized 67,000 fentanyl pills with an estimated value of $2 million.
“This was a significant drug operation that has been dismantled,” says S/Sgt. Karen Ockerman. “We know we have saved lives by taking that quantity of fentanyl off the streets.”
Police searched three more homes in Edmonton residences and a fourth in Sturgeon County, where they found a fentanyl pill processing lab.
Alberta Health Services has now deemed the location "unfit for human habitation."
The total amount of drugs seized during the investigation includes:
2.4 kg of cocaine with an estimated street value of $129,000.
1.8 kg of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $52,000.
834 – 1gram packages of cannabis extract (shatter) with an estimated street value of $58,000.
130,000 fentanyl pills with an estimated street value of $3.9 Million.
4 oz. of carfentanil with an estimated street value of $14,000.
658 grams of fentanyl laced powders with an estimated street value of $115,000.
Approximately 100 kg of buffing agents.
In addition, police seized more than $1 million in cash, four large cement mixers, two pill presses and a 2001 Ford F-150 with a hidden compartment were seized.
As the file is still under investigation, details regarding the addresses and suspects are not being disclosed at this time.