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Project Kraken,
Seizure details

Broadcast time: 10:15
Friday, June 28, 2019

Corporate Communications

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, the Toronto Police Service, along with officers from Ontario Provincial Police, RCMP and York Regional Police Service executed 99 arrest and search warrants throughout the GTA, as part of Project Kraken. The Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada were also part of the investigation. The planning for Project Kraken started eight months ago.

Chief Mark Saunders held a news conference, which can be viewed on the Toronto Police YouTube channel.

On Friday, June 28, 2019, Deputy Chief James Ramer of Toronto Police Service held a news conference on Project Kraken, an illicit guns and gangs investigation.

With the execution of the warrants and arrests made the following items were discovered and seized:

- narcotics with a street value of over $390,000

- over 1050 grams of cocaine, over 1100 grams of fentanyl, over 1100 grams of Clonazepam, over 840 grams of Percocet and other drugs seized

- 23 firearms, including handguns, shotguns and rifles, with a street value near $85,000

- also seized were conducted energy weapons (TASER) and body armour

“We would like to thank our investigative team for their hard work and dedication to this operation, and for the support received from the RCMP, Ontario Provincial Police and York Regional Police,” stated Deputy Chief Ramer said. “This is part of an overall strategy to reduce the number of illegal firearms and dangerous drugs that endanger lives in our community.”

This is an ongoing investigation.

This news conference can be viewed on the Toronto Police YouTube channel.

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Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Deputy Chief James Ramer