Historic Cannabis Seizure in Laval
The suspects held a cannabis production license granted by Health Canada .
The Laval police carried out this week the dismantling of cannabis plantations on a scale that they describe as historic.
< p class="e-p">The report of seizures compiled by the Laval Police Service (SPL) notably mentions cannabis plants worth $2.271 million and a shipment of dried cannabis worth $5.214 million.
In addition, police seized $279,000 worth of cannabis resin and production equipment worth $500,000.
The total value of this dragnet is over $8 million; three men were arrested.
The dismantling took place last Wednesday in two commercial buildings located on boulevard Leman, in an industrial sector of the Duvernay district.
Police report that the tenants of one of the two buildings had a cannabis production license that had been granted by Health Canada. However, the investigation by police officers from the SPL Organized Crime Squad was able to establish that the parameters of this permit were not respected and that the production greatly exceeded the number of plants allocated by the authorities. .
Search warrants have therefore been obtained for two buildings and a vehicle.
Several SPL squads worked for almost 48 hours in order to complete the operation, due to its exceptional scale.
The three arrested suspects, aged 38 and 53, were arrested for producing cannabis and were later released pending further legal proceedings against them.
The SPL reports that this survey was carried out as part of the ACCES Cannabis program set up in the fall of 2018 by the Government of Quebec and coordinated by the Ministry of Public security.