TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have discovered and dismantled a large scale methamphetamine lab in Toronto.
On August 22, 2018, following several months of investigation, members of the RCMP Clandestine Lab Enforcement Team executed a search warrant at a business premise on Venture Avenue in Toronto. Investigators allege that a large scale methamphetamine lab was operating at this location capable of producing multiple kilos of the drug. Approximately 2 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine has been seized plus laboratory equipment, many chemicals and precursors used in the production of methamphetamine.
As a result of this investigation one subject from the Toronto area has been charged. The investigation is ongoing.
Da Hai Liu, 36 years of age, from Markham, has been charged with:
- Production of a Controlled Substance
- Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
- Breach of Recognizance contrary to the Criminal Code.
"Preventing the illegal production of methamphetamine and other synthetic drugs including fentanyl is a priority for the RCMP," stated Inspector Gord Cobey Officer in Charge of the Toronto West RCMP Serious and Organized Crime Unit. "This investigation would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the investigative team and the assistance received from the Toronto Police Service and the York Regional Police."
Anyone with information regarding criminal activity is encouraged to contact their local police, the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information: Cpl. Louise Savard, Media Relations Officer, RCMP "O" Division (Ontario), 905-876-9709, Email: [email protected]