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More than 700 plants seized during MGO raid in Osoyoos

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
September 3rd, 2012

Investigators from the Southeast District of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police executed a search warrant in Osoyoos last week and rounded up more than 700 marihuana plants in various stages of growth.

The raid on the Marihuana Grow Operation (MGO) was done on Tuesday (August 28) in the 100 block of Hewitt Road in Osoyoos. Evidence was gathered during Project E-Predicate.

During the search RCMP found plants in various stages of growth and the specialized equipment typically used by organized crime groups in the production and trafficking of marihuana as well as a stolen travel trailer and one .12 gauge shotgun.

MGOs harm communities,” said RCMP Superintendent Brian Cantera.

Wherever they exist, there’s an increase in criminal activity and a greater chance of fire, explosions and violence on top of additional economic costs and other health and safety risks.

This seizure, in the context of the charges announced Monday, highlights the central role marihuana plays within the global movement of dangerous drugs into Canada by organized criminal groups, Cantera added.

No occupants were present at the residence and charges are pending.

 

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