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Police make Canada’s largest ever fentanyl seizure in $15M drug bust

Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) officials are releasing more details surrounding the largest fentanyl seizure in Canadian history.

The two-year investigation dubbed Operation Coyote resulted in the seizure of $15-million worth of drugs, along with $4.5-million in cash and assets as well as 13 firearms.

The 250,000 fentanyl pills confiscated are a Canadian record, police also seized 90 kilograms of cocaine, five kg of methamphetamine and 7,626 ecstasy pills.

“Project Coyote sought to dismantle major drug supply lines that were believed to be responsible for the importation of cocaine and fentanyl into Alberta,” read a release from ALERT.

“More than 30 search warrants were conducted over the course of the investigation.”

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

<who> Photo Credit: ALERT.

Six people from Calgary and one person from Vancouver have been arrested and are currently facing 77 criminal charges.

The fentanyl was seized from a Calgary apartment on Feb. 16, 2018, however, no one was arrested at the time.

That led to the launch of the investigation, which ultimately uncovered the extensive drug trafficking ring that spanned from BC to Ontario.

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