TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
- GTA Serious and Organized Crime Team have charged two Ontario men
after an investigation into the importation and trafficking of illicit
drugs into the Greater Toronto Area.
As a result of an on-going investigation, on December 11, 2013, members
of the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and York Regional
Police simultaneously executed seven search warrants in York Region,
Mississauga and Toronto area. During the search warrants police
arrested two men and seized: steroids, hashish, percocet, approximately
one kilogram of a suspected controlled substance and a prohibited
For photos related to this investigation, please visit the Ontario RCMP Newsroom.
Two (2) individuals face various charges including possession of a
restricted weapon, possession for the purposes of trafficking heroin,
cocaine and MDMA.
Kevin YAWORSKI (age 32) of Stouffville, Ontario
Anthony MARENTIC (age 33) of Mississauga, Ontario
Both YAWORSKI and MARENTIC appeared in Toronto Old City Hall Courthouse
on Dec 11, 2013.
"The illicit drug trade and associated criminality that surrounds it
harms individuals and makes our communities less safe," stated
Inspector Andy White (RCMP GTA Serious and Organized Crime Team).
"These arrests and seizures demonstrate our commitment to find those
involved in the criminal underworld and bring them before justice."
"This is yet another example of the close working relationship between
the CBSA and the RCMP," said Goran Vragovic, Regional Director General,
Greater Toronto Area Region of the CBSA. "The CBSA will continue to
work alongside its enforcement partners to ensure that organized
criminal activities, like these, are stopped in their tracks."
RCMP and CBSA would like to thank York Regional Police for their
assistance in this investigation.
Investigators from the RCMP's GTA Financial Crime Team (Proceeds of
Crime) are also involved in this investigation.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
RCMP GTA Media Relations
Website: RCMP in Ontario
CBSA GTA Media Relations