Largest drug bust ever by police

One man arrested, $8.9 million in cocaine, meth, ecstasy seized

Police arrested a Toronto man and made the largest drug bust in the force’s history after searching a house and car near McCowan and Ellesmere roads on Oct. 12.

The bust came as a result of a month-long investigation, dubbed Project Polar. Police investigated what they called a criminal organization importing and distributing cocaine in the Toronto area.

Police seized 73 kilograms of cocaine, 12 kilograms of crystal meth, and eight kilograms of ecstasy. It was worth $8.9 million, according to the Toronto police website.

Nicholas Shouldice, 32, was arrested at Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue after the raid. He faces charges related to  possession of cocaine, MDMA and crystal meth for the purpose of trafficking.