It was an undercover investigation which police dubbed Project 365, because an alleged dial-for-dope service ran 24-7, selling crack, cocaine and heroin laced with fentanyl in Niagara.
On Thursday, during the early hours of the morning, Project 365 came to a head with the execution of eight residential search warrants and the arrest of nine people who are allegedly involved.
Two more people who are allegedly involved are currently now wanted with the Niagara Regional Police Service.
Police said they’d been investigating the drug delivery service since July and that the service stretched throughout the cities of Niagara Falls and St. Catharines.
The investigation saw undercover police buy drugs from these individuals on numerous occasions, revealing that a group was using various cell phone numbers and working as an organized team of mobile drug dealers.
The group is believed to be composed of both street level drug dealers and larger suppliers.
Throughout the investigation, police seized a quantity of heroin mixed with fentanyl, a large quantity of cocaine with a street value of $30,000, as well ad $33,000 in Canadian currency which they believe is the proceeds of trafficking drugs.
The following men were arrested on various alleged drug charges:
19-year-old Husam Ali of St. Catharines
20-year-old Mohammed Ali of St. Catharines
30-year-old Dolal Jama of St. Catharines
30-year-old Gulaid Omar of St. Catharines
23-year-old Ibrahim Suliman of St. Catharines
27-year-old Mujahid Abdulkader of St. Catharines
20-year-old Nazzer Elamin of St. Catharines
33-year-old Guled Mohammed of Niagara Falls
30-year-old Briar Goodale of Niagara Falls
A warrant is currently being sought for the following two males:
19-year-old Cele Kasamba and 26-year-old Moktar Youssouf, both of St. Catharines
Elamin was released from custody with a promise to appear in court, while the other parties were held pending a bail hearing which is scheduled for Nov. 3, 2017.