A joint investigation between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has resulted in the seizure of about 22.4 kilograms of heroin, false ID and cash leading to the arrest of four Greater Toronto Area (GTA) residents.
This investigation commenced when CBSA officers at Toronto Pearson International Airport inspected a shipment containing various carpets that originated from Pakistan. Upon further examination of this shipment, CBSA officers discovered approximately 20 kilograms of heroin concealed in several strings and woven within the weave of four area carpets.
CBSA officers contacted the RCMP’s GTA Serious and Organized Crime Unit. The RCMP, along with our partnered agencies, conducted a local investigation in order to identify the individuals responsible for attempting to import the heroin into Canada.
On June 20, RCMP investigators attended at a commercial business establishment in the area of Queen Elizabeth Boulevard and Taymall Avenue in Toronto, and arrested three male suspects. A forth male suspect was also arrested at a residence in Toronto. Further investigation led the RCMP to execute several successful search warrants in Toronto, Mississauga, for residential addresses and one motor vehicle.
Facing charges of importing drugs, possession for the purposes of trafficking and conspiracy are: Tajudeen Fanikayode, 52, Saidi Sanni Olufeko, 38, Peter Ajiri, 34, and Akeem Onaola, 46. More charges are pending further investigations.