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Major Bust: Falls police seize multiple weapons and $430,000 in illegal drugs
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An extensive police investigation into drug trafficking in Niagara Falls led to the arrest of three men on Wednesday, and the seizure of an estimated $430,000 in illegal drugs.

Police began the investigation began in fall of 2019 and on March 4 executed 10 search warrants in the city, seizing more than 2,500 grams of cocaine, 498 grams of fentanyl in pill form, eight pounds of marijuana and approximately $18,000.00 in currency.

Police also located and seized 12 firearms and a stun gun.

Three Niagara Falls men are facing a long list of charges, including multiple firearms and substance-related charges.

Charged are Derek Horth, 28, Evgeny Zhelinskiy, 31, and Dragomir Mandic, 31.

The investigation was a joint effort by the Morality Unit, Guns, Gangs and Grow Unit, the Emergency Task Unit as well as Niagara Falls, St. Catharines and Welland street crime units.