Cops make major drug, gun bust
Two dangerous firearms and $1.4 million in drugs have been taken off the streets thanks to a four-month investigation that targeted drug dealers operating from the GTA to Kingston.
Project Yuma, which wrapped up this week, resulted in the arrests of 19 people on 82 charges relating to drugs, proceeds of crime and guns.
Durham Regional Police say Drug Enforcement Unit officers launched Project Yuma in May — in partnership with Kingston Police — in an effort to dismantle numerous “drug trafficking cells.”
“These drug trafficking cells were involved in the sale and distribution of large quantities of powdered fentanyl, cocaine, and crystal methamphetamine,” spokesman Jodi MacLean alleged Wednesday.
Durham and Kingston cops also worked together in 2016 on a similar investigation aimed at taking down major drug trafficking groups operating throughout southern Ontario.
That probe — dubbed Project Neebing — resulted in 19 arrests and the seizure of $3 million in drugs, along with three handguns and more than $300,000 in cash.