Media Advisory - RCMP and Toronto Police bust major Opium importation

NEWMARKET, ON, May 12 /CNW/ - On May 12, 2010, the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Drug Section in partnership with the Toronto Police Service Major Drug Unit completed a 15 month investigation into the importation of opium and trafficking of heroin into the Greater Toronto Area.

A press conference will be held to provide further details about the investigation. The press conference will be held on:

    Date:        May 13, 2010
    Time:        10:00 a.m.
    Location:    RCMP Toronto North Detachment
                 345 Harry Walker Parkway South
                 Newmarket, Ontario

The officer in charge of the RCMP Greater Toronto Area Drug Section, Superintendent Rick Penney, as well as a Toronto Police Service Staff Inspector Mario Di Tommaso will provide details of the investigation as well as a display of the drugs and concealment methods used to import drugs into Canada. A representative of the Canada Border Services Agency will also be available. There will be opportunities for one-on-one interviews following the press conference.

SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police

For further information: For further information: Cpl. Cathie Glenn, RCMP Media Relations, "O" Division, (905) 953-7347

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