More than 200 police officers participated Thursday morning in an operation in several regions of Quebec concerning the production and trafficking of drugs focused primarily in Mauricie.
Fifty searches and about thirty arrests were planned. Besides the Mauricie region of Quebec, Saguenay and Montreal are targeted.
"The masterminds are based in the Mauricie, they resold in other regions," said Annie Thibodeau, spokesperson for the SQ.
The operation is an organized group of producers and cannabis dealers, linked to "organized crime Quebecois traditional" Thibodeau said.
An interim report should be communicated later in the day.
The investigation in connection with this transaction was led by the SQ, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Police Service of Trois-Rivieres.