Toronto drug seizure valued at $8.98 million is largest ever

Toronto, Ontario – On October 12, 2016, after a month-long investigation, members of the Toronto Drug Squad conducted a search warrant in the McCowan Road and Ellesmere Road area.


It is alleged that:

– a criminal organization was importing and distributing cocaine in Toronto and the GTA

Nicholas Shouldice, 32, of Toronto, has been arrested and charged with:

1) two counts of Possession for the Purpose Cocaine
2) Possession for the Purpose MDMA
3) Possession for the Purpose Crystal Meth

It is further alleged that:

– police executed search warrants of the man’s home and car and seized:

1) 73 kilogrammes of Cocaine
2) 12 kilogrammes of Crystal Meth
3) Eight kilogrammes of MDMA

This is believed to be the largest-value drug seizure in the history of the Toronto Police Service, with a street value of $8.98 million.



Case #: 2016-1808937

Toronto Police Service