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Public Safety Canada

June 17, 2008 16:37 ET

Alleged Drug Traffickers Arrested in Montreal

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - The Honourable Stockwell Day, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement following the arrest of three alleged drug traffickers in the Montreal area.

"I would like to acknowledge the stellar work done by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU). The collaboration between representatives of law enforcement and government agencies is a tried and true combination that works to keep drugs off our streets and out of our communities.

Our government recognizes that illegal drugs destroy lives, that is why, as part of our Government's National Anti-Drug Strategy, we invested $3 million in the CBSA to enhance its ability to inhibit the cross-border flow of illicit drugs. As well, $8.9 million is being invested in the RCMP to enhance its ability to target illegal drug producers, such as grow ops and meth labs.

On behalf of all Canadians, I would like to thank members of CFSEU (the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Surete du Quebec, Service de police de la Ville de Montreal, and the Canada Border Services Agency) as well as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration/Corpus Christi Joint Operation Team. All contributed to the success of this investigation."

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Stockwell Day
    Minister of Public Safety
    Melisa Leclerc
    Director of Communications
    613-991-2863