It was one of the largest drug busts Saskatoon has even seen and the high-level drug trafficker behind it all is now headed to prison for 10 years.
Wayne Ngai, 30, pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in orchestrating the major drug ring.
Authorities conducted surveillance for two months before performing two massive drug raids and what they recovered shocked them.
Police seized over $400,000 cash, 21 kilograms of meth, more than 4,400 pills of fentanyl, over 2,400 grams of powdered cocaine and other significant amounts of cocaine, hash, marijuana and heroin.
The Crown said the street value of the drugs would fetch anywhere from $662,000 to more than $2,250,000 on the high-end.
Members of the Saskatoon Integrated Drug Enforcement Team (SIDEST) arrested Ngai, along with a 32-year-old man, at an apartment in the 100-block of 3rd Avenue South on May 31.
SIDEST then shifted its focus and sting to the home Ngai shared with his parents and brother.
There they arrested Yok Man Ngia, 62, Paul Ngia, 33, and Shuk Ching Ngai, 60, who were fast asleep when authorities arrived. They are out on bail and were not present in court on Thursday.
Wayne Ngai’s sentence was a joint submission. The Crown said it reflected the level of danger these drugs, particularly fentanyl, could have posed to the public if they had made their way onto the streets.