Members of the Thunder Bay Police Service, Ontario Provincial Police, Nishnawbe Aski Police and Anishnabek Police have executed numerous search warrants.
Gangs have been sending dangerous fentanyl and guns to Thunder Bay for some time now, and police have been chipping at them ever since.
Yesterday police swarmed numerous residences in town including the “boiler room” along with a building on Syndicate, a home on Southern Abe and another home of a single mother that we are working to confirm.
“Project Disruption” had numerous other residences across Thunder Bay and region searched netting 80 suspected and confirmed gang members being arrested over the past 6 months. 431 charges have been laid.
”Project Disruption” yielded 13 firearms, $755,000 in cash and various drugs being taken off the streets over the past 6 months. As well as:
- 2.8 kilograms of cocaine.
- 927.58 grams of crack cocaine.
- 1.06 kilograms of fentanyl.
- 82 hydromorphone pills.
- 50.48 grams of methamphetamine.
- 2,728 Oxycodone pills.
The Thunder Bay Police Service Station A.K.A. “Hotel Balmoral” is bristling with activity as the gang members make their video appearances in bail court this morning.
The Thunder Bay District Jail A.K.A. “The Algoma Bed and Breakfast” is already over populated but three will make sure to squeeze more room in for the new additions.
More details will be added soon.