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Police seize $1 million in illegal drugs after raids in Laval, Montreal, Brossard

Warrants executed by police in Laval, Montreal and Brossard last week resulted in the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of close to $1 million worth of illegal narcotics.

Two men, aged 49 and 23 and a 45-year-old woman were arrested during the execution of search and seizure warrants at the suspects’ homes, in their vehicles and at a warehouse they allegedly rented.

Police said they seized 21 kilos of cocaine with a street value of around $525,000. As well, around 45,000 tablets of opioid were seized.

According to police, the pills contained metonitazene, a narcotic substance said to be 20 times more powerful than fentanyl and more conducive to poisonings and overdoses as a result.

The raids also resulted in the seizure of 36,000 benzodiazepine (tranquilizer) tablets, as well as amphetamine pills, methamphetamines and steroids, along with $175,000 in cash.