The Toronto Police Service has seized 189 kilograms of cocaine and 97 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine in the largest single-day seizure of drugs in the organization’s history.
At a news conference today (Thursday, April 14, 2022) Staff Superintendent Lauren Pogue, Superintendent Steve Watts and Inspector Mandeep Mann updated the media, YouTube link, on the arrest of a 29-year-old man and the ensuing investigation.
On April 2, 2022, investigators arrested a man in the underground parking lot of a building, located in the area of Yonge Street and The Esplanade. It is alleged that he was in possession of 50 kilos of cocaine.
After further investigation, search warrants were executed in a unit located in the same building, the man’s residence, and the man’s vehicle.
It is further alleged that, during those search warrants, an additional 139 kilos of cocaine, 97 kilos of crystal methamphetamine and approximately $50,000 in cash were seized.
Devante Moores, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Two counts of Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
2. Possession of Crystal Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking
He is next scheduled to appear in court, at Old City Hall, Room 103, on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 10 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.
Great investigative work by the men and women of @TorontoPolice Drug Squad. This is the largest single-day seizure of drugs by our members. More than 280 kilos of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, worth at least $28M, taken off our streets. pic.twitter.com/zOmqdaC0Pw— Chief James Ramer (@jamesramertps) April 14, 2022