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PHOTOS: RCMP report biggest combined drug bust in Sask. history

Multi-agency drug investigation launched in April 2011, lead to charges dating back to Dec. 2009
Reported by Samantha Maciag
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A joint project between Canada and the United States this year netted the RCMP its biggest combine drug bust in Saskatchewan history for a total of $17.5 million in seizures, including 800 pounds of cocaine and 100,000 ecstasy tablets.

It's called Project FARIL, and it launched back in April.

The drugs came through an unmanned border crossing in Saskatchewan. But David Schiller with the Drug Enforcement Agency that oversees Montana said the entry point is no different than any other in Canada.

“There is no difference, not as far as law enforcement, the perception by drug traffickers is there is though,” explained Schiller.

The bust took the collaboration of 10 different agencies and it went smoothly that Mark Godshall with U.S. Homeland Security said it could be a textbook case for team work.

“This is extremely significant to be able to put a case like this together where we have contraband moving north, contraband moving south,” explained Godshall.

Three men all from B.C. are facing charges in relation to the cocaine. They're to appear in court Wednesday in Swift Current.

Edited by News Talk Radio's Sabeen Ahmad.

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