21 people arrested, charged with drug trafficking in London


LONDON, Ont. – A total of 21 people have been arrested and charged with 118 drug trafficking offences in London, Ont. after 16-month-long investigation.

Three of the accused were held in custody, while the remaining 18 were released and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in London on various dates in this month and in December.

Police say the investigation started in June of last year when they found out about a large-scale distribution of illegal cannabis, cannabis derivatives and cocaine in the London area.

They identified an organization that was allegedly running an illegal cannabis website with delivery service in London, Kitchener, Hamilton and Toronto.

Investigators also allege the group distributed illegal cannabis and cannabis derivatives to several locations across Canada and worldwide, including places in Europe and South America.

Earlier this month, police executed 15 search warrants at locations in London, Hamilton, Toronto, St. Thomas, Middlesex County and Norfolk County, seizing large amounts of illegal drugs, firearms, and cash.