More than two million suspected methamphetamine tablets seized

March 4, 2024
Montréal, Quebec

News release


Suspected methamphetamine.
One of the pill presses seized by police.
Industrial equipment for large-scale production of illicit pills.
Inside the clandestine laboratory dismantled by police.

On February 29, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit police officers seized more than two million suspected methamphetamine tablets, and dismantled a clandestine laboratory in Montréal's St-Laurent borough. This commercial space was likely used for synthetic drug production.

Significant quantities of chemicals used in the production of illicit tablets, two pill presses and sophisticated equipment for large-scale production were also seized.

The investigation, which began in December 2023, led to the arrest of five individuals. They were met by our investigators and released pending further proceedings. They may later face charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including production and possession of controlled substances for the purpose of trafficking.

About clandestine laboratories

A clandestine laboratory refers to a secret or concealed location where criminals produce or prepare synthetic drugs. Clandestine labs can be found in a variety of locations, such as homes, garages and warehouses. They pose a great danger not only to those who operate them, but also to neighbours and first responders. If you suspect illegal drug activity in your community, including clandestine labs, drug purchasing or toxic waste dumping, contact your local police service or Crime Stoppers (toll-free) at 1-800-711-1800.


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