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George Street enforcement campaign results in 28 charges

Ottawa Police have charged 28 people in connection with drug trafficking in the Byward Market.

The charges come after a week-long enforcement campaign focused on George Street.  Sgt. Kal Ghadban of Ottawa Police says the campaign started an increase in complaints from business owners and residents of the area.

Sgt. Ghadban says it could take a few days before those complainants notice a significant difference.

"We provided the neighbourhood officers with the list of charged persons and they were going around trying to round those people up," he said.  "About half have been arrested so far.  We're going to give it the throughout the weekend to see if they can locate the remaining accused."

Of the 28 accused, four are young offenders according to Ottawa Police.  The drugs confiscated as a result of the campaign is worth an estimated $5,000.

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