HAMILTON — Members of the Provincial Joint Forces Cannabis Enforcement Team (PJFCET) of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with Hamilton Police Service, executed a search warrant at a business in Hamilton.
Police say a legitimate business was being used as a delivery depot for illicit cannabis product. Some packages meant to be delivered to the business had been intercepted by Canada Post.
As a result of the warrant being executed police seized a substantive amount of cash, cannabis, cannabis products, and electronics.
Tuan Ba Tran, 31, of Kitchener and Quoc Bao Tang, 32, of North York have been arrested and charged with Possessing cannabis for the purpose of selling contrary to the Cannabis Act, Possessing cannabis for the purpose of distribution contrary to the Cannabis Act, and Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 contrary to the Criminal Code. They were released and are scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice at a later date.
OPP say they are continuing to lead an enforcement strategy which includes other Ontario police services to dismantle organized crime groups, eliminate the illegal cannabis supply, remove illegal cannabis enterprises such as store fronts and online, and target the proceeds of crime and assets.
Any person with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122 or their nearest police authority.