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Drug bust breaks up four major grow-ops

<p>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.</p>




Tara Walton/torstar news service


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 in a three-day raid of four major grow-ops across east Toronto, police said yesterday.





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.




















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  • The operation was named after the first King of Rome — whose name was Romulus — because two of the grow-ops were located on Romulus Drive.


 
 
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