NEWS
06/22/2018 13:47 EDT | Updated 06/22/2018 13:47 EDT

Toronto Police Raid Leads To Their Largest-Ever Seizure Of Guns, Drugs

Police say the arrests have significantly disrupted the Five Points Generalz gang.

Seized firearms are seen on display during a Toronto Police Service press conference to update the public on the results of raids, which took place across the GTA on Thursday, in Toronto on Friday,
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Seized firearms are seen on display during a Toronto Police Service press conference to update the public on the results of raids, which took place across the GTA on Thursday, in Toronto on Friday,

TORONTO — Police forces in Ontario say a sweeping raid on a Toronto-based gang has resulted in more than a thousand charges being laid against 75 people.

More than 800 officers from a variety of forces executed the raids on Thursday, resulting in the seizures of dozens of weapons and various types of drugs.

Police say the arrests have significantly disrupted the Five Points Generalz gang, which they describe as a criminal organization.

Police say they found 60 guns at one address that they allege were to be sold on the streets of Toronto.

They say that seizure is the largest in Toronto police history.

The charges the 75 people face involve allegations related to participating in a criminal organization as well as numerous firearm and drug offences.