06/26/2012 06:32 EDT | Updated 08/26/2012 05:12 EDT

York Regional Police Report $20-Million Pot Bust

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York Regional Police say they have seized 20,000 marijuana plants, following a months-long investigation into five suspected indoor grow-ops in the Greater Toronto Area.

Police say they undertook a series of raids on Tuesday, which targeted two industrial units in Toronto and Mississauga, as well as residences in Brantford, Markham and Toronto.

The plants are believed to have a street value of $20 million.

Eight people are now facing charges, including four Toronto residents.

The accused are due to appear in a Newmarket court on Wednesday.

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