More firearms seized in Project Vickery

The initial results from arrests in early January from Project Vickery include 26 search warrants executed, 21 persons arrested, 150 charges, $1.65 million in drugs, about $706,000 in cash, four handguns, 52 rounds of ammunition and eight vehicles.

The drugs seized included cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, fentanyl, Ecstasy, morphine and marijuana. Officers also seized a hydraulic pill press and a prohibited electric baton. The total value of property seized as proceeds of crime exceeded $300,000.

An additional search warrant executed in Toronto on January 26, 2019 resulted in the seizure of four more firearms.

Officers seized three handguns and one rifle as part of this ongoing investigation. This brings to eight the number of firearms seized in Project Vickery. A photo of the newly-recovered weapons and ammunition appears above.

Additional charges are pending on several individuals previously arrested in this project.

The DRPS and the R.C.M.P. appreciated the many partners who assisted in this project, including the: Ontario Provincial Police; Toronto Police Service; Peel Regional Police Service; the Kingston Police Service, the Halton Regional Police Service and the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC).

Anyone with new information of assistance to the investigative team is asked to contact the DRPS Gun and Gang Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800.

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