Canadian police seized 1,000 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $3 million, cocaine worth $30,000
By Betsy Powell and Curtis Rush
TORONTO, Ontario — A Toronto police officer who allegedly assisted an Eastern European organized crime group traffic narcotics was released on bail today after he was arrested as part of a massive drug sweep across the GTA that resulted in the arrests of more than two dozen people.
Const. Ioan-Florin Floria, 34, an eight-year veteran, was working in the Toronto Police Service's traffic division.
Chief Bill Blair told a news conference that while the arrest is deeply concerning, it does not represent a widespread infiltration of organized crime in the service.
Floria is charged with: two counts of breach of trust, two counts of attempt to obstruct justice, accessory after the fact of kidnapping, and laundering the proceeds of crime.
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