Quebec police seize methamphetamine tablets, other drugs, weapons and cash in large-scale, multi-region operation
Quebec police officers out of the Mauricie region have seized over 800,000 methamphetamine tablets and other drugs, cash and firearms in a series of raids across the province.
A news release from the Mauricie Regional Joint Task Force (MRE) reports that police searched five locations in Trois-Rivieres and three vehicles.
In those raids, officers seized 445,000 methamphetamine tablets, cocaine, hashish, brass knuckles and a machine gun.
In the Eastern Townships, three houses and a car were searched in Richmond, Cleveland and Ste-Cecile-de-Whitton where officers found 1,600 tablets, other drugs, cash and a sawed-off rifle.
In three house searches and two vehicle searches in Jonquiere and Lac Kenogami in the Saguenay, officers seized the two vehicles along with $120,000 in cash, more tablets, cocaine and counterfeit driver's licenses. They also seized a handgun and a polymer firearm along with ammunition.
In Gatineau, officers seized 20,000 tablets at one dwelling, and in Laval, 215,000 tablets were found in a warehouse.
In Saint-Eustache, more than 75,000 tablets were seized along with four kilograms of pure methamphetamine, a kilo of MDMA and other drugs, while in Montreal, two handguns and ammunition were seized along with over $26,000.
Finally, in Lavaltrie, two firearms and 62,000 tablets were seized along with two vehicles.
Police did not report any arrests on Thursday.