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Tuesday December 13th, 2011

Posted at 12:09pm

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1309 University Avenue West, one of three locations where search warrants were executed today (Google Streetview)

In May of 2011, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with several other Ontario Police Services, entered into a joint-forces criminal organization investigation, and in August of this year, Windsor Police became involved in the investigation.

In the early hours of this morning, 67 search warrants were executed simultaneously throughout Toronto; London; Hamilton; Durham Region; York Region; Peel Region; Windsor; Ottawa; Calgary, Alberta; and Surrey, British Columbia.

More than 900 police officers, including nearly 400 tactical officers, were involved in executing the warrants. At 5am this morning, officers from the Windsor Police Emergency Services Unit and the Drugs and Guns Unit executed search warrants at three locations in the City of Windsor 1309 University Avenue West, 315 Josephine Avenue and 725 St. Luke Road.

No weapons were seized as a result of the execution of these search warrants. A thirty year old male was arrested at 1309 University Avenue West, and he has been transported to Toronto where he will face weapons related charges. A 55-year-old man was arrested at 315 Josephine Avenue, however police report that he has been released at this time pending further investigation.

Windsor Police say that more arrests are possible pending further investigation.

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