Toronto police say more than 50 people have been arrested in Ontario and Quebec as part of a guns and gangs investigation.
A statement released by Toronto police reveals 42 search warrants were conducted by the Integrated Gun and Gang Task Force in the Greater Toronto Area in the early morning hours on Thursday and several more in Montreal with the help of its local police service.
A number of uniformed officers and members of the tactical unit were spotted outside a condominium complex in Toronto’s Fort York neighbourhood as well as an apartment building on Dufferin Street and Liberty Street.
Police have released little information on the operation only to say that search warrants were executed across the Greater Toronto Area and Montreal as part of an investigation nicknamed “Project Sizzle.”
Police say 10 Ontario police services were involved in the guns and gangs probe.
More details on the arrests are expected to be released at a press conference in Toronto Friday morning.
Toronto Police are executing Search Warrants throughout the GTA in regards to Project Sizzle. More details will follow shortly……
— Toronto Police OPS (@TPSOperations) June 2, 2016