Kingston Police project leads to nearly $500k in drug, weapons seizures
A project commenced by the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit in the fall of 2019 has resulted in four arrests and the seizure of nearly a half-million dollars’ worth of drugs and weapons.
Project Argo began in fall of 2019, aiming to combat a high-level drug trafficking ring operating in Kingston, which had connections to the Greater Toronto Area. In early 2020, the investigation seized more than $490,000 worth of cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, fentanyl, heroin, firearms, and vehicles. As a result, four men were arrested and are now facing multiple charges, according to Kingston Police.
Working with the Toronto Police Service, police executed several search warrants in the Kingston and Toronto areas at the end of February, 2020. This resulted in the seizure of nearly 1.75 kilograms of cocaine, nearly a half-kilogram of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 500 grams of fentanyl, and 56 grams of heroin. Police said these drugs were on their way to the streets of Kingston when intercepted. Additionally, officers seized over $14,000 in cash and three vehicles valued over $100,000 as proceeds of crime and offence-related property.
As a result of Project Argo, police have charged four men with several criminal charges, including:
- Conspiracy to traffic a Schedule 1 substance
- Trafficking a Schedule 1 substance
- Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
- Possession of proceeds of crime
- Several firearm offences
Three of the arrested men, aged 31, 35, and 38, are from the Kingston area. The fourth man is a 28-year-old from the Toronto area.
Below are photos from Kingston Police of the seized drugs, weapons, ammunition, and cash.