Tara Walton/torstar news service
Thirteen people have been arrested and charged with drug-related offences after the Toronto police drug squad and the RCMP shut down several marijuana grow-ops in four major locations across east Toronto.
Toronto police and the RCMP’s Criminal Organization Marijuana Enforcement Team seized marijuana plants and dried marijuana with a street value of close to $3 million.
A total of 43 charges have been laid, said Staff Insp. Donald Campbell, head of the Toronto drug squad, at a news conference at police headquarters yesterday.
"This is a major bust — a major operation," said Campbell. "They were just ready to ship out the produce." The investigation — or Project King’s House — began in early September and the grow-ops were raided over three days, beginning Oct. 25.