More than 2 million speed tablets discovered in Montreal

More than 2 million speed tablets discovered in Montreal

An astronomical amount of speed pills were discovered at the premises-turned-secret laboratory that received a visit from police last week in Montreal's Saint-Laurent neighbourhood.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers seized more than 2 million methamphetamine tablets while dismantling the facilities.

“Significant quantities of chemicals used in the manufacture of illegal tablets, two tablet presses and sophisticated equipment enabling large-scale production were also seized,” an RCMP press release said.

From the outside, you would never have thought that this small red brick commercial building could house a secret laboratory for the production of synthetic drugs.

The small building, located in a residential area of ​​Montreal's Saint-Laurent district, had a typical business sign on its front displaying the company's name: Les Entreprises d'Electricite Lambert Inc.

However, inside, the premises were not set up as an electricity company, but rather as a place for the mass production of synthetic drugs, which was very popular with young people.

It took RCMP officers several days to safely confiscate all of the manufacturing equipment, chemicals and medications found there.

The investigation into this matter began last December and developed quickly. Five people were arrested on the sidelines of the dismantling on Friday. They were released pending further proceedings but could face multiple criminal charges in the near future.