Monday, December 5, 2022

62 guns seized in GTA - Project Barbell

62 firearms cops say were destined for Toronto streets have been seized as a result of ‘Project Barbell.’ Cops started watching 2 trafficking firearms in the city in the fall of 2021. Cops say that many of the seized firearms are Glocks which can be purchased in the United States for under $1k and then resold on Toronto streets for between $4,500 and $6,000. 57 of the guns originated in the US. Only one firearm originated in Ontario. It was stolen during a break-and-enter in 2021.

The haul included three AK-type assault rifles, one of which was loaded with 61 rounds of ammunition, as well as 15 AR-15 type carbine style rifles. “This was a supply to be sold on the streets of Toronto,” cops said.
Cops have laid a total of 260 charges against the six taken into custody as a result of Project Barbell. Syed Mohammed Ali Zaidi, 27, is facing additional charges in relation to a shooting that took place inside Bar Karma near Queen and Portland streets on Oct. 19, 2021.
Zaidi was in possession of two guns at the time of his arrest. Also busted is Michael Simpson, 29, (he also had a gun on him) Syeda Tirmizi, 27, and Shaheen Abdul, 62.

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