An Edmonton man is one of 35 accused following last week's raids in Toronto that targeted a gang allegedly involved in drug and gun trafficking.
The 27-year-old has been charged with 10 offences, including participating in a criminal organization, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, possession of an unauthorized firearm and trafficking.
Toronto police named 35 of the 44 people arrested, and they are facing a total of 224 charges. The list of accused includes people from Toronto, Windsor, Mississauga, Woodbridge and Detroit.
Project Traveller, an Ontario-based provincewide crackdown on gangs, guns and drugs, investigated the Dixon City Bloods — also known as the Dixon Goonies — who police say centred their alleged criminal activity around apartment complexes on Dixon Road in Toronto.
Investigators said the alleged crimes involved violence, gun importation, and drug trafficking across Toronto and surrounding regions, including Windsor, Ont., and in Alberta.
A total of 42 tactical teams from 17 police agencies executed 83 search warrants last Thursday and seized drugs, cash, 42 firearms, one Taser and ammunition.
Investigators say nine other people arrested and charged prior to June 13 are being brought to Toronto to face charges, while another 10 suspects are still being looked for.