Durham Police – Project Sorento Nets over $2 Million in Cannabis and Cash

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Members of the East Division Community Response Unit seized a Mississauga home and more than $2 million in cannabis and cash as part of Project Sorento.

The drug investigation began in mid-September as a result of a citizen complaint regarding drug trafficking in the Bowmanville area. The complainant advised that illegal drugs were being sold to youths in the community. The East Division Community Response Unit began an investigation and after approximately two months, they arrested several suspects and executed two search warrants at two separate residences, one on Clipper Lane in Bowmanville and one on Sidmouth Street in Mississauga.

Police seized the two homes and over $1.9 million in ready for sale cannabis, shatter (THC extract), cannabis vape pens, edibles and approximately $150,000 in Canadian currency.

Calvin HOANG, age 27, of Mississauga, Vuong TRAN, age 52 of Thornhill, Dung NGUYEN, age 43, of Mississauga, Yen-Thi LE, age 47, of Mississauga and a 17-year-old female of Mississauga are facing numerous charges including: Possess Proceeds of Crime; Possess Cannabis for the Purpose of Selling; Sell Cannabis to an Adult and Possess Illicit Cannabis.

See the attached YouTube video of the virtual press conference – here

Members of the East Division Community Response Team would like to thank the community for their ongoing support and partnerships.

 Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact Sgt. Thomson of the East Division Community Response Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext.1646.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

Pete Fisher
Author: Pete Fisher

Has been a photojournalist for over 30-years and have been honoured to win numerous awards for photography and writing over the years. Best selling author for the book Highway of Heroes - True Patriot Love

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