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  Over $2 Million in Hashish Seized

Sep 14, 2010 17:44 ET

Members of the DRPS Drug Enforcement Unit displayed over $2.4 million in hashish and other drugs seized in a recent investigation for members of the media on Sept. 14th.

The drugs, drug presses and other equipment were seized from a Bayly Street home and shed in Pickering on Sept. 9th. A Pickering man is currently before the courts on multiple drug related charges.

Det. Cyd Gillis of the DEU was joined by Superintendent of Crime Management Jim Douglass and Inspector Dave Wilson of the Criminal Intelligence Branch to answer media questions.

Items seized included: 4 hashish presses; 118.58 kg hash; three food processors and 11,520 grams of marihuana shake packaged for distribution and sale. The total drug street value of the seizure is estimated at over $2.46 million.

Det. Gillis called it the largest hashish bust in recent memory - perhaps the largest ever in Durham Region.

Below are attached files.
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Det Gillis Speaks to a Reporter (JPG file, 216.1K bytes)
Supt. Douglass Interviewed by Rogers TV (JPG file, 162.1K bytes)
Supt. Douglass Shows Reporters the Seized Drugs (JPG file, 156.0K bytes)