Suspects who supposedly used a helicopter to fly illegally increased cannabis round the Canada-U.S. boundary have been detained following a 16-month joint investigation by the RCMP and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations.
The RCMP stated six search warrants were lately implemented from the GTA and Quebec in relation to the analysis, leading to the seizure of lots of guns thought to be limited or illegal. Officers also seized over 800 raw and plants cannabis in an illegal increase operation and approximately 400 g of a substance thought to be alcoholic, the RCMP stated.
According to researchers, a set of suspects had been growing cannabis from the GTA and about”many times,” they used a Bell Jet Ranger helicopter to fly that the cannabis throughout the border.
The suspects, authorities state that flew the helicopter between ports of entry in low altitudes to avoid being discovered.
The RCMP also stated the helicopter, even a truck, and a trailer had been captured as part of their probe.
“A study into the source of this handguns is continuing,” the RCMP said in a news release issued Wednesday.
Four individuals are detained and charged with a range of offences, including conspiracy to commit the illegal export of cannabis and possession of cannabis for the purpose of exporting it.
The suspects are identified as Kamal Deep Bassan, a 36-year old Vaughan resident, 25-year old Burlington guy Ramindejit Assi, Derek Chi-Yeung Ng, a 40-year old guy in East Gwillimbury, also 30-year old Woodbridge resident Parmjot Saini.