Over $3M worth of drugs seized in London, Ontario in a joint police operation. – London | globalnews.ca

A joint effort from several police forces has stopped what officers describe as “a huge smuggling in operation LondonOnts.

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Operation description, title Project Oasiswere shared on Friday afternoon.

Project Oasis was a collaborative effort between the Ontario Provincial Police-led Provincial Joint Force Guns and Gang Enforcement Team (GNG JFO) and a sub unit of the Sarnia Police Service.

The operation culminated in a pair of separate searches conducted in London.

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Those searches were carried out by members of the GNG JFO, including officers from the London Police Service, Windsor Police Service, Brantford Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Other units of the Sarnia Police and OPP also contributed to the search effort.

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Police say more than $3.1 million worth of drugs were seized during the operation. According to the police the following drugs have been seized:

  • 15 kg fentanyl
  • more than three kilograms of cocaine
  • unspecified amount of MDMA and Xanax
  • hundreds of tablets of oxycodone and hydromorphone

Police say that along with the drugs, officers also seized an unspecified amount of prohibited ammunition, a handgun, a replica handgun, cash, a laptop and several cellphones.

Timur Pasha, 23, and Justin Telfer, 28, have both been arrested from London and jointly charged with six counts of possessing a Schedule 1 substance for the purpose of trafficking.

The pair also face one count of possessing a prohibited or restricted weapon and one count of being an unlicensed person possessing a prohibited or restricted weapon.

According to the police, Pasha faces an additional charge of failing to comply with an undertaking, as he already had conditions not to bear arms.

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The accused were posted for bail and kept in custody.

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