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Project Dos,
$17 Million Street Value in Drugs Seized,
29 Search Warrants,
Eight Arrests



Broadcast time: 10:47
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Organized Crime Enforcement
416-808-7100


On Thursday, May 9, 2019, Superintendent Steven Watts and Inspector Don Belanger, of Organized Crime Enforcement – Drug Squad, held a news conference on Project Dos, an illegal drug distribution investigation.

The news conference can be viewed on YouTube.


The TPS Organized Crime Enforcement – Drug Squad has made multiple arrests along with large drug and cash seizures as part of Project Dos, a large-scale drug investigation.


It is alleged that:

- people are associated to an illegal drug distribution network capable of generating profits in the tens of millions of dollars

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, 29 search warrants were executed in Toronto, Vaughan, Kitchener, and Stoney Creek.

The following people were arrested and charged in relation to Project Dos:

Duc Duy Pham, 32, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Conspiracy to commit an indictable offence

Quoc Pham, 38, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. three counts of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds over $5,000
3. Conspiracy to Commit an indictable offence

Thi Thuy Van Nguyen, 33 of Toronto, was charged with:

1. three Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds over $5,000
3. Conspiracy to Commit an indictable offence

Mario Palermo, 19, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Schedule I Substance (Cocaine)
2. Possession of Proceeds over $5,000
3. Conspiracy to commit an Indicatable Offence – Traffic Cocaine

Ai He, 32, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. two counts of Possession of Cannabis For The Purpose Distribution
2. Possession of Proceeds under $5,000
3. Possession of Proceeds over $5,000

Hung Phi Nguyen, 34, of Stoney Creek, was charged with:

1. Possession of a Schedule I Substance – Ketamine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000
3. Fail to Comply with Recognizance

Ryan Yetman, 26, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. two counts of Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5,000

Amanda King, 32, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. two counts of Possession for the Purposes of Trafficking a Schedule I Substance – Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5,000

Everyone is scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, June 12, 2019.

It is further alleged that Project Dos led to the discovery of the following:

- close to 29 kilograms of powder cocaine
- 3,905 illegally grown marijuana plants
- close to 700 kilograms of ephedrine (a precursor for the production of crystal methamphetamine)
- 20 kilograms of phenacetin (a substance used as a cutting agent in powder cocaine)
- smaller quantities of ketamine and crystal methamphetamine
- $308,000 cash believed to be proceeds of illegal drug distribution


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Inspector Don Belanger, Organized Crime Enforcement - Drug Squad




Project Dos,
$17 Million Street Value in Drugs Seized,
29 Search Warrants,
Eight Arrests



Cocaine packed in bricks,  phenacetin in bags (a substance used as a cutting agent in powder cocaine) alleged to have been seized in Project Dos
Above: Cocaine packed in bricks, phenacetin in bags (a substance used as a cutting agent in powder cocaine) alleged to have been seized in Project Dos




Project Dos,
$17 Million Street Value in Drugs Seized,
29 Search Warrants,
Eight Arrests



Illegally grown marijuana, ephedine pills (used in production of crystal methamphetamine), Cocaine packed in bricks,  phenacetin in bags alleged to have been seized in Project Dos
Above: Illegally grown marijuana, ephedine pills (used in production of crystal methamphetamine), Cocaine packed in bricks, phenacetin in bags alleged to have been seized in Project Dos




Project Dos,
$17 Million Street Value in Drugs Seized,
29 Search Warrants,
Eight Arrests



Cash alleged to have been seized in Project Dos
Above: Cash alleged to have been seized in Project Dos




Project Dos,
$17 Million Street Value in Drugs Seized,
29 Search Warrants,
Eight Arrests



Organized Crime Enforcement Drug Squad Inspector Don Belanger speaks to media in front of seized drugs, cash
Above: Organized Crime Enforcement Drug Squad Inspector Don Belanger speaks to media in front of seized drugs, cash