£12,650 of Nutella found in drug sting

Canadian police arrested 23 suspects


Canadian police arrested suspects tied to a traffic ring after they found drugs, stolen cars and a truckload of Nutella... yes Nutella.

In addition to finding 60 vehicles, various drugs and car parts, police found $16,000 (£12,650) worth of Nutella stuffed in a trailer.

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The item was such a bizarre find that according to the Toronto Star, Sergeant Paul Lasalle felt the need to confirm his announcement by saying: "Yes, I said Nutella."

The sting - dubbed Operation Cyclone - resulted in 23 suspects being hit with a combined total of 137 charges.

This included Balwinder Dhaliwal who was once profiled on the History Chanel's 'Masterminds' series.

Overall police recovered almost $4 million in stolen goods.

According to YorkRegion.com the thieves were selling jars the creamy spread for half of its market price.

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