Guelph Police seize $5M in drugs and several guns, charges laid

Guelph Police say they have shut down a guns and drugs operation that was working throughout southern Ontario.

They say search warrants were executed Wednesday morning in Hamilton, Brampton, and Mississauga — but not in Guelph itself, although the accused were allegedly operating in that city along with other locations.

Police seized 3.5 kilograms of fentanyl worth more than $4.7 million.

Officers also seized seven kilograms of meth, and five kilograms of cocaine, worth another $680,000.

As for the weapons seized, those include an AR-style rifle and ammo, a semi-automatic rifle, and six Glock handguns, along with a 50-round drum magazine.

Police say three of the Glocks were stolen, and from the U.S.

“This is a significant seizure and the Guelph Police Service is highly concerned with community safety… It’s fair to say this seizure will assist in ensuring community safety,” said Detective Sergeant Chris Probst.

Three men from Brampton, Mississauga, and Hamilton were arrested.

They face a variety of drugs and weapons charges, with the Brampton suspect also charged with parole violation.

Guelph Police say this investigation began last November.

The raids were carried out by the Guelph Police Service Break Enter Auto Theft, Intelligence and Tactical units, along with the Hamilton Police Service ERU team and the Provincial ROPE team.

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