Three arrested in major seizure of contraband grass in Laval

Two illegal cannabis “grow ops” were raided in Laval last week as the Laval Police said they succeeded in dismantling a piece of a criminal narcotics operation of historically large proportions.

According to an LPD press release, the force seized over $8 million of cannabis and equipment on Nov. 30 from two plantations on Leman Boulevard in Laval’s Duvernay district.

Photo: Courtesy of Laval Police Dept.)

Although one of the two plantations had a permit from Health Canada, the LPD said its production capacity greatly exceeded the number of plants allocated by the federal ministry.

The following materials and equipment were seized during the police operation:

  •  2,271 marijuana plants worth $2,271,000;
  •  69.8 kilos of cannabis resin worth $279,000;
  •  1,314 dried marijuana plants worth $5,214,000;
  •  And production equipment worth $500,000.

Three men arrested during the operation were released on a promise to make court appearances at a later date.

LPD asks potential sex assault victims to come forth after Laval man charged

The Laval Police Dept. is asking for the public’s assistance in a case involving a man from Laval who faces charges of committing a sexual assault and a robbery seven years ago.

Nabil Taher. (Photo: Courtesy of the Laval Police Dept.)

Nabil Taher, 41, was arrested last March and released with several conditions to observe, according to the LPD. He was arraigned at the Palais de Justice de Laval in July. According to an account issued by the LPD, Taher is alleged to have met the victim on a dating website in September 2015.

It is alleged that he sexually assaulted the victim at a motel and also made threats while demanding money. As the LPD believes there could be other victims, they are asking anyone with potentially useful information to phone the police force’s confidential hotline at (450) 662-4636, or 9-1-1. The file number is LVL 150912-002.