Two more charged in organized crime bust

SIX NATIONS — Two additional person have been charged in an organized crime investigation on Six Nations that saw a total of 18 people and 220 charges laid in what OPP labeled Project Cairnes.

A 57 year old Mississauga man is facing charges of manufacturing tobacco without a license, participation in a criminal organization along with labelling and packaging a trademarked product under the Trade Mark Act.

Another man, 70 years old from Miami, Florida has been charged with conspiracy to commit an indictable offence of unlawfully manufacturing a tobacco product without a licence.

Police say all locations are connected to illegal manufacturing and distribution of contraband tobacco and illicit cannabis.

OPP and Six Nations Police worked along with other police services to seize 11.5 million cigarettes, 1,714 pounds of illicit cannabis, three handguns,  a cocaine press, 1.14 kilograms of cocaine, 10.2 kilograms of piperidone, 1.3 kilograms of fentanyl, $236,750 in Canadian currency and seven vehicles.

The seizures were made in several locations in Ontario: Toronto, Markham, Mississauga and Ohsweken. Seizures also occurred in other Canadian cities: Montreal, Quebec and both Richmond and Vancouver, British Columbia.

The two men are scheduled to appear in Ontario Court on August 10.

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