Illegal drugs remain the main target in the fight against crime


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More than $ 57 million in illegal drugs have been seized by police since the creation of Near North Crime Stoppers in 1988, according to the chairman of the board of directors of Crime Stoppers.

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Chad Evans says the major problem, year after year, remains drug-related criminal activity.

In a press release issued marking January as Crime Stoppers Month, the local organization’s police coordinator, Jean Lemieux, also pointed out that tricks led police to recover “a substantial amount. of illegal drugs and stolen goods ”in 2021.

Anonymous denunciations also led to the arrest of 25 people in the locality in 2021, bringing the total number to 1,741 since 1988.

Near North Crime Stoppers received 764 new complaints in 2021. Over 75% of all complaints received were submitted online at anonymously.

The theme for this year’s Crime Stoppers Month is Stop Trafficking in Persons Crime, encouraging Canadians to report human trafficking crimes to local Crime Stoppers programs.

The foundation of Crime Stoppers is the partnership between the community, law enforcement and the media. Crime Stoppers works to educate the public and raise awareness of illegal activity in order to help promote Canadian values ​​of safety, empowerment and inclusion.

Anyone with information about human trafficking or any other crime can call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). The secure online tip form is also available 24/7 at


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