Several people have been arrested in an on-going investigation into the operation of illegal gaming houses and casinos in the city.
Police say they are primarily run and attended by those in the Asian community, and have been located in commercial areas in the Midland and Finch Avenues area, as well as the Kennedy Road and Passmore Avenue area.
Several items have been seized with the execution of search warrants at 4 locations including gaming equipment drugs and cash.
They’re warning the public who not only live near these areas, but those who attend these operations about the escalation of violence.
There has been a double shooting, robberies and assaults, as well as an increase in the amount of drugs on the street.
Anyone with information is asked to call police.