Tuesday, April 11, 2023

173 guns seized

Toronto cops say 173 guns were seized in Canada and the U.S. as part of a cross-border firearms trafficking investigation. Project Moneypenny began in March 2022 by Toronto police’s guns and gangs unit. It resulted in a large number of firearms seized, 42 people arrested, and 422 criminal charges laid. Fentanyl, carfentanil and cocaine and $184k cash was also seized. Cops seized about 1.5 kilos of fentanyl/carfentanil with a street value of $300k, and 1.8 kilos of cocaine.

87 handguns were wrapped in bubble wrap and then in holiday paper in an attempt to avoid detection by border security.
Seized firearms originated in Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, and Texas.