AKWESASNE – Akwesasne police, aided by other police agencies, have seized over 200 kilograms of packaged marijuana.
The investigation came to a conclusion Sunday (March 7) with the arrests of two people at a Cornwall Island home and the seizure of 487 pounds of marijuana (220 kilograms), two vehicles and cash.
The bust was part of Project Prelude, which involved 25 investigators from multiple agencies, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service said.
Police say they had found an SUV and a pickup truck with “large sized hockey bags in plain view” – 16 in total.
It’s believed the pot was destined for the U.S.
The drugs are estimated to be worth $1.7 million on the street.
Police Chief Shawn Dulude calls the bust a “great collaboration” that’s needed in taking on organized crime.
Two Akwesasne residents – 27 years old and 28 years old – are charged with marijuana possession for the purpose of distribution and possession of proceeds of crime.