Police in Canada’s Ontario have arrested an organised crime racket engaged in everything from stealing Nutella to importing drugs.
York Police recently conducted a massive operation, dubbed as Operation Cyclone, which begun in March after two-high end cars were stolen from the York region driveway, Munchies reported.
Police laid charges against 23 people including a well-known criminal Balwinther Dhaliwal, known as the “king of car thieves”.
Police recovered $5 million worth of stolen goods which includes 60 vehicles worth over $3 million dollars; $200,000 worth of drugs, firearms, and loose cash; and an entire truck load of Nutella, valued at $22,000.
“If there was a profit to be made by this group, this group would jump on the opportunity,” Detective Sergeant Paul LaSalle of the York Regional Police, told The Star.
Police estimated that the gang was selling Nutella for about half its market value.
The majority of the stolen cars were expensive — Lamborghinis, Maseratis, Porsches, BMWs and Lexuses were among the 60 vehicles recovered. The cars were mainly used by the underworld gangsters.
Police also seized cocaine, marijuana, heroine, e-cigarettes, alcohol, including crates of Moosehead beer from the criminals.