Two people charged following seizure of $1.7 million in weed, vehicles and cash on Cornwall Island

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A lengthy cross-border police probe involving multiple police agencies ended earlier this month with the seizure of 221 kilograms of packaged cannabis worth an estimated $1.7 million. At about 4 p.m. on Mar. 7, members of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service’s (AMPS) Joint Investigation Team seized the cannabis after executing a warrant at a residence on Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island). Upon arriving on the scene, officers noticed nine large-sized hockey bags in plain view inside a pick-up truck and seven similar bags in an SUV, notes an AMPS Facebook statement posted Mar. 9. Opening the bags, police found that both contained the packaged cannabis. Polish national in his 20s arrested after $2.7 million worth of weed found at Irish ferry terminal Two smugglers receive matching 11-year sentences in separate cannabis cases Child’s suitcase used in smuggling bid involving weed, hash and cocaine Officers seized the 221 kilograms of cannabis, two vehicles and mixed currency. Although the value was not specified, the confiscated cannabis was said to be worth more than $1 million and the total find was valued at $1.7 million. Investigators believe the weed was destined for the U.S. The seizure was the conclusion of the ongoing investigation “Project Prelude,” which involved about two dozen investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies, including AMPS, Canada Border Services Agency, Cornwall Community Police Service, RCMP, the Ontario Provincial Police and Homeland Security Investigations. “From my experience in policing, joint force investigations are a necessity in combating organized crime,” AMPS Chief of Police Shawn Dulude says in the statement, touting the efforts of all agencies involved. Following the bust, two people were arrested and charged. Brittany Oakes-McCumber, 27, and Francis Jacobs, 28, have each been charged with possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution and possession of proceeds obtained by crime. According to…

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