More than $2 million in drugs, cash and property recovered by Durham Crime Stoppers

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Published January 23, 2023 at 9:08 pm

People calling in with tips for police, or “tipsters,” helped Durham Regional Crime Stoppers seize more than $2 million in drugs, property and cash last year.

Durham Regional Police noted via social media earlier today (Jan. 23) that of the $2,065,210 in total value seized by the Crime Stoppers program in the region in 2022, $1,813,760 was in drugs. Of the remainder, $135,650 in cash was recovered and $115,800 in property was seized.

“Great work from community members be reporting tips,” Durham Regional Police said in a tweet.

Police and Crime Stoppers remind residents that they can report crimes anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477. By doing so, they may be eligible for a cash reward.

Since its inception in 1986 as a way to encourage the public to communicate criminal activity, Durham Regional Crime Stoppers has received more than 41,000 tips resulting in 3,984 arrests.

In total over the years, $7.5 million in property has been recovered, $83.4 million in drugs seized and over $625,000 has been awarded to tipsters for reporting crimes.

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