Friday, June 16, 2017

Driftwood Crips targeted in Toronto Police raids

One of Toronto's older, more violent street gangs — the Driftwood Crips — has been dismantled for the second time in a decade. Toronto Police say a year-long investigation — dubbed Project Kronic — culminated Thursday in a series of pre-dawn raids across the province. More than 800 officers from 20 forces executed 77 search warrants in Kingston, London, Sudbury, Niagara Region and other locations. Officers hauled in some 120 alleged gang members and associates on more than 660 charges relating to criminal organization offences, attempted murder, kidnapping conspiracies, robbery and trafficking in firearms and drugs.
Over the last decade, a new generation of gang bangers stepped in to fill the void of the first bust. Operations expanded across the country, according to police.

“We allege the Driftwood Crips are a criminal organization comprised of a number of different cells operating throughout Ontario and Western Canada”
Driftwood Crips have been active in the gun and drug trade since the mid-1990s. In 2005, three brothers — who cops referred to as the “three generals” — sat at the helm of the Driftwood Crips.