Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

January 26, 2007 16:30 ET

PSEPC/Statement: "Operation Jellybean" a Blow to Organized Crime

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 26, 2007) - Today, the Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, issued this statement following a two-year combined law enforcement operation called "Jellybean" that resulted in the takedown of an alleged organized crime operation that included the sale of cocaine, marihuana, illegal prescription drugs and anabolic steroids in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Ontario. This operation has resulted in the arrest of 16 men and two women.

"Law enforcement agencies have, once again, combined their efforts to break up an operation with tentacles in three provinces. A priority for Canada's New Government is keeping drugs off the streets and making our communities safer places to live. Operation Jellybean has proved to be an outstanding success; drugs have been removed from circulation and hundreds of thousands of dollars will no longer line the pockets of drug dealers and criminals.

These types of successful operations can only be achieved by patience, determination and collaboration. The men and women who dedicate themselves to this type of work are on the front line of the battle against illegal drug use. They know only too well the harm and devastation the use of drugs can cause individuals and their families. We, as Canadians, should be grateful for their unwavering dedication.

I would like to commend the men and women from the local police forces involved, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who worked together on Operation Jellybean to strike another bitter blow to organized crime."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications