A seven-month long joint drug investigation coined Project Kingfisher has resulted in 29 arrests and revealed some connections to the Hell’s Angels.
Numerous search warrants were executed across the GTA including 12 in Durham, eight in Peterborough, five in Toronto, two in Hamilton and one in Lindsay.
Investigators seized two loaded handguns, a large quantity of cocaine, heroin, and marijuana with a street value of more than $430,000. Cash and 10 vehicles were also seized as part of the investigation.
According to Durham Police, the DRP Gun and Gang Enforcement led the investigation working in partnership with the Peterborough Lakefield Community Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police’s Biker Enforcement Unit. Members of Toronto, Peel, Kawartha Lakes and Hamilton Police Services also assisted officers during the warrant processes.
In total, 29 people were arrested and 162 criminal charges were laid. Three people are still wanted.
Of those arrested, seven are from Oshawa. Police say one is a member of the Hell’s Angels, while two others were identified as Hell’s Angels ‘prospects.’
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the DRP Guns and Gangs Unit 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5800. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.