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Jean Audette, deputy-director of the Sûreté du Québec, speaks to reporters at a news conference Thursday, November 1, 2012 in Montreal. Over 1, 000 officers led by the Sûreté du Québec and involving the RCMP, the Montreal police and other regional squads, took part in a dawn raid to crack down on a vast drug operation implicating organized crime across Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

By Peter Rakobowchuk and Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – One thousand police officers conducted raids in different Canadian cities against an alleged consortium of organized crime that had tentacles stretching from Mexico to Montreal.

Police said 103 people were arrested Thursday in different parts of Canada including two of the alleged ring leaders: one tied to the Hells Angels in British Columbia and another linked to Montreal’s infamous Irish West End Gang.

They said the organization hatched its plan in British Columbia and moved East, eventually processing millions of dollars worth of drugs each week. read rest Here  on Montreal Gazette