OPP officer stands guard over millions of dollars worth of meth seized in multiple raids in July. (DAVE THOMAS/Toronto Sun)
TORONTO — Five people have been charged and $5 million in pills and paraphernalia have been seized following what investigators are calling the largest methamphetamine bust in Ontario history.
In July, officers from the province's Asian Organized Crime Task Force — a specialized, multi-force crime-fighting unit — executed search warrants at a handful of homes and businesses in the Greater Toronto Area, Campbellford and Warkworth.
The blitz resulted in the seizure of 120 kilos of pure methamphetamine, which investigators estimate would have produced around four million pills.
Police also took in more than 110,000 prepared methamphetamine pills, 14 kilos of powder, and two motorized presses used to form and spit out the highly-additive pills, which investigators said Thursday were destined for countries outside Canada.
The seizure also included chemicals from a storage locker in Markham.