The RCMP claims of busting a criminal organization that was believed to be behind an international payment-card scam. The police say it took at least 60 raids to catch this gang.
Early Wednesday morning, the RCMP raided a number of locations in Montreal and Ontario to arrest 38 men behind a $100 million fraud. Also, arrest warrants for 61 people have been issued. These alleged thieves can face charges including gangsterism, fraud and identity theft.
RCMP Const. Erique Gasse said: “The potential dollar value of this fraud is estimated at close to $100 million.”
RCMP Sgt. Christian Lamarre said: “(Back then we) carried out 34 raids, notably in Montreal, Quebec City and even Vancouver.”
The raids started around 6 a.m. in the morning. According to RCMP, over 250 officers from different police forces were employed during the task. A news conference is expected at 10:00 a.m. ET to give more details.