Drug bust in Utah leads to crime ring in Canada
A record methamphetamine bust in Utah nearly two years ago is still paying huge dividends for law enforcement. The men arrested in that case may be tied to a much bigger crime ring in Canada.
Police in that county recently revealing that the major drug bust here in Utah has helped dismantle an organized crime ring in Calgary, including a huge payload of drugs, pill presses and weapons, and even a double homicide.
In 2016, Utah Highway Patrol made a traffic stop near Springville and discovered 230 pounds of meth, about $15 million in street value according to police. Three men from Calgary were arrested.
The seizure was described as the biggest in state history at the time.
UHP believe the drugs were destined for Canada.
Police in Canada now say those men were couriers for a Calgary-based drug operation that produced fentanyl and steroids in a garage. The operation was importing and exporting drugs from Alberta, British Columbia, and the U.S., according to police there.
In addition to the drugs, paraphernalia, and the pill press police discovered in Calgary, they say they also found guns and body armor
They now suspect this group in a double murder at a superstore parking lot in Canada.
In total, eight people were arrested as part of this drug ring, including those taken into custody here in Utah.
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