Sunday March 9,2014 : ONTARIO COPS NAB ELEVEN IN ONLINE GAMBLING, DRUGS AND WEAPONS BUST
Police operations involved searches of five homes and four vehicles.
Following a two year investigation based on information from Canada's Organised Crime Enforcement Bureau, provincial police in Ontario arrested eleven people and executed search warrants at five residential premises and four cars this week on 43 charges that include online gambling, drugs and illegal weapons.
At a press conference in Toronto Friday provincial and local Windsor police officers released information on the latest action, dubbed Project Helensburgh and covering the towns of Windsor, Amherstburg and London in the province of Ontario.
The police released a list of the eleven individuals arrested:
Matthew Athanasopoulos, 21, of LaSalle
Anthony Amante, 23, of LaSalle
Adam Wray, 23, of LaSalle
Kyle Greening, 23, of Windsor
Frank Molle, 24, of Windsor
Brooke Doyle, 25, of London
Kevin Lauzon, 30, of Windsor
Marc Mireault, 33, of Amherstburg
Sang Nguyen, 38, of Windsor
Tyler Peter Wasileff, 41, of Windsor
Adam Zarod, 43, of Windsor
OPP Deputy Commissioner Scott Tod and Superintendent John St. Louis described how operations on Thursday unfolded, with search parties seizing one kilogram of cocaine worth approximately $50,000, 16 kilograms of marihuana worth approximately $77,500, two prohibited weapons, $6,000 in cash, $45,000 worth of jewellery, and two vehicles as proceeds of crime.
The 43 charges cover 17 offences relating to illegal online gambling; 17 Controlled Drug and Substances Act charges; three counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime; three counts of Extortion with Violence; two Prohibited Weapons offences: and one other Criminal Code offence.
Details of the online gambling offences were not released.