35 Kilograms of Cocaine seized



    KITCHENER, ON, June 12 /CNW/ - An investigation leading to the seizure of
forty-six (46) kilograms of cocaine at the Bluewater Bridge in Sarnia on March
29th of this year, enabled the members of the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Drug
Section, in conjunction with members from the Organized Crime Unit of the
Ontario Provincial Police, Waterloo Regional Police Service and the Canadian
Border Services, to launch a major investigation into a drug trafficking and
importation ring. On June 11, police charged three people with offences under
the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA).
    As part of Project OCACTUS, the investigation led to the identification
of persons involved in the trafficking of substantial quantities of cocaine in
the Kitchener area which branched into the surrounding communities.
    On June 11, 2008, investigators interrupted a transaction which resulted
in the seizure of an additional 35 kilograms of cocaine.
    Police executed a search warrant on a residence related to the offence
which resulted in the seizure of approximately $25,000.00 in cash as well as
financial records, cellphones and computers. During the arrests three vehicles
were also seized. In addition to the arrests and seizures yesterday there was
a three(3) kilogram seizure of cocaine made in Toronto on May 27th.
    "This investigation is an excellent example of working in an integrated
environment with our enforcement partners to dismantle a significant criminal
organization who was having a negative impact on our communities and
streets.", said Supt. Ron Allen, Officer in Charge of the RCMP Greater Toronto
Area Drug Section.

    
    Charged are:

    1.  Slavko ILIC, 41, Kitchener, ON:
           2 counts of trafficking
           2 counts of possession for purpose of trafficking

    2.  Richard Anthony SINCLAIR, Cambridge, ON:
           1 count of possession for purpose of trafficking

    3.  Milenko DOROSLOVAC, 35, Richmond Hill, ON:
           2 counts of trafficking
           2 counts of possession for purpose of trafficking
    

    The RCMP Drug Section works to identify, target, investigate, disrupt and
dismantle the international, national/regional and local drug trafficking
organizations that are having the most significant impact in Canada. The aim
is to prevent the importation, production, traffic and use of illicit drugs.




For further information:

For further information: RCMP Sergeant Marc LaPorte, (519) 640-7302 -
office, (416) 992-4409 - cell; R.J. Allen, Supt., OIC GTA Drugs, (905)
876-9671, Cell: (905) 299-6723


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