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Man with alleged Rob Ford video arrested, report says

08/02/2013 09:25 EDT | Updated 10/02/2013 05:12 EDT
The man who showed two journalists an alleged video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine was arrested during a series of police raids in June.

The Toronto Star reported in its Friday edition that the alleged gang member was arrested during Project Traveller, which targeted drug dealers in the city's Dixon Road area of northern Etobicoke and led to charges against more than 40 people.

After a year-long investigation, police conducted dozens of raids that they say targeted a criminal organization — a street gang known as the Dixon City Bloods or Dixon Goonies — that had allegedly trafficked drugs and brought guns into Canada.

The man who showed the alleged video to reporters Robyn Doolittle and Kevin Donovan faces various drug and gun charges, including participating in a criminal organization, conspiracy and trafficking of guns and cocaine, the Star reported.

There's no word whether police are in possession of the video.

Ford has denied using crack cocaine and says the video does not exist.

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