Clandestine Drug Lab Dismantled



    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - Today, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement
Unit (CFSEU GTA) and York Regional Police Service arrested three suspects and
executed six search warrants in relation to the operation of a clandestine
methamphetamine lab located in Toronto.
    This investigation was initiated in July 2006 in cooperation with York
Regional Police Service and the CFSEU GTA. The investigation related to the
alleged activities of an organized crime group involved in the production and
exportation of marihuana and ecstasy in Ontario and elsewhere.
    The investigation identified a number of individuals, grow operations and
a clandestine methamphetamine lab operating in the GTA. A series of arrests
were made (27) and drug charges laid (in excess of 30) during the course of
this investigation.
    To date the investigation has led to the seizure of approx. 3000
marihuana plants, over 40 kilograms of marihuana, approx. 30,000 ecstasy
pills, a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine, the seizure of two
vehicles under Proceeds of Crime offences and cash.
    The final phase of this investigation determined that the suspects had
been operating an active clandestine methamphetamine lab at a Toronto
commercial storage location. This lab has been dismantled today.
    The individuals arrested have been charged with a variety of criminal and
drug related offences including manufacturing methamphetamine.

    Arrested and Charged today are:

    Wei Dong LI, age 42, of Toronto
    Guoning MO, age 42, of Richmond Hill
    Amy MOY, age 28, of Toronto

    "Labs, such as the one dismantled today, have a huge impact on the health
of our communities," stated Superintendent Mark Fleming, Officer in Charge of
CFSEU GTA. "Not just on the people who consume the products but on the
neighbourhoods and units surrounding the lab."
    Further arrests are anticipated in this case.





For further information:

For further information: Sgt. Michele Paradis, RCMP Corporate
Communications and Media Relations, "O" Division, (416) 992-4409 mobile, (416)
715-2375 pager


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