The Surete Quebec (SQ) conducted a major operation Wednesday morning called Navarino, which was to dismantle a methamphetamine trafficking network operating in the Portneuf region, east of Quebec.
This network flowed thousands of tablets of the drug that is often found in high schools.
Nearly a hundred police officers participated in the operation. The emergency response team was involved in four of the nine house searches early Wednesday in several villages in the Portneuf region, Portneuf, Saint-Gilbert, Donnacona, Sainte-Christine d'Auvergne and Saint-Basile.
The mastermind of the network was referred, as far as its leading members and smaller retailers.
An arrest has been made among others in Donnacona, on Route 138.
Around 16 pm, the police had handcuffed 13 people. All suspects belong to the same network and their ages range from 18 to 51 years. They will appear Thursday at the Quebec courthouse to various drug-related offenses, including drug possession and trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking.
The Department investigation of major crimes was outright since last November after receiving information from the public.
A scourge among young
Methamphetamine, a stimulant drug often called "pill", "peanut" or "meth" is very popular with young and very easy to access.
Police sources traffickers pay tablets about $ 0.90 each and can sell for only $ 2, making it an affordable substance.
The tablets feature logos of prestigious brands such as Audi, Lexus, Toyota or Mercedes. This approach aims to make attractive drug traffickers and allow not to lose track.