The largest fentanyl bust in Canadian history has been made, and it was in Alberta.
The Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Unit and RCMP Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement and Response Team each assisted in recovering an estimated $4,268,000 million worth of illegal narcotics, which included 130,000 pills of fentanyl.
“This was a significant drug operation that has been dismantled,” said S/Sgt. Karen Ockerman. “We know we have saved lives by taking that quantity of fentanyl off the streets.”
Additionally, 2.4 kilograms of cocaine, 1.8 kilograms of methamphetamine, four ounces of carfentanil, 658 grams of fentanyl laced powders, 834 grams of one-gram packages of cannabis extract (commonly known as shatter), 100 kilograms of a buffing agent and over $1,006,000 in cash was recovered.
Police also seized four large cement mixers, a pair of pill pressers and a 2001 Ford F-150 that came equip with a hidden compartment.
The investigation began in March and is ongoing. Names of suspects are not being disclosed at this time. The investigation included four search warrants executed in Edmonton and one in Sturgeon County.