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Toronto man arrested, $2M worth of suspected drugs seized

The investigation began in Markham during a break and enter at a storage facility in the fall of 2022

A Toronto man was arrested for trafficking after drugs with a street value of $2 million were recovered during a York Regional Police investigation that began in Markham last November. 

Officers responded to a commercial break and enter at a storage facility affecting several units, where bags of illegal drugs were found in one of the units on Nov. 17, 2022, York Regional Police said in a news release.

A search warrant was obtained and police seized 23 kilograms of what is believed to be methamphetamine, almost 10,000 MDMA pills, as well as more than 83 kilograms of various chemicals used in the production of illegal drugs. As a result, Project Dayton was initiated.

On May 31, 2023, investigators charged a man after executing warrants at his residence in Toronto, where three kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, 900 grams of suspected crystal form MDMA, and quantities of packaging materials were seized, police said.

In total, police seized 26 kilograms of suspected methamphetamine, almost 10,000 MDMA pills and close to one kilogram of crystal form MDMA with a street value of close to $2 million.

Van Hien Tang, 67, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking (x4) and possession of a controlled substance.

Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional gangs, guns and drug enforcement unit at 1-866-894-5423, ext. 7772, or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.