National marijuana trafficking network busted in Operation Hagrid

RCMP in two provinces have seized more than $232,000 in cash, nearly 100 kilograms of marijuana and 14 vehicles after a huge drug bust following an extensive investigation.

Operation Hagrid was a five-month investigation targeting a suspected drug trafficking network between the Vancouver area and Eastern and Atlantic Canada including:

  • Toronto
  • Montreal
  • Halifax
  • St. John's

Investigators found that people were taking commercial flights and transporting large quantities of marijuana and cash in checked bags. 

"These individuals had an established network operating a sophisticated drug distribution chain that has ties to organized crime," Nova Scotia RCMP Insp. Mike Payne in a news release. 

"Investigators have disrupted this network and as a result of today's arrests, we have ended their activities."

On Wednesday, officers from the RCMP Federal and Serious Organized Crime Unit searched six homes in the Halifax Regional Municipality and eight homes in the Lower Mainland area of British...

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