HTTP/1.0 200 OK Content-Type: text/html National Pot Bust Nets 255
Pubdate: Fri, 03 May 2002
Source: Edmonton Sun (CN AB)
Copyright: 2002, Canoe Limited Partnership.
Author: Peter Cameron, Canadian Press


TORONTO -- Police across the country swooped down on home growers of 
marijuana last month in a 15-day blitz that left 255 people facing drug 

Between April 15 and 30, 208 search warrants were executed from coast to 
coast and 369 drug charges were laid, police said yesterday.

Operation Greensweep 2, the second national blitz in three months, was 
co-ordinated by the Ontario Provincial Police drug enforcement section.

In Ontario alone, 122 search warrants were executed and 125 people were 
charged with a total of 234 drug offences.

The majority of the Ontario raids were in areas surrounding Toronto.

British Columbia had the next-highest number of raids at 49, with 39 of 
them in the Vancouver area.

Police in Alberta (14 raids), Saskatchewan (two raids), Manitoba (two 
raids), Quebec (17 raids) and Nova Scotia (two raids) also participated in 
the crackdown on the home-grow operations.
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