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Police to release details of biggest traditional organized crime bust

York police chief Eric Jolliffe to speak to arrests, charges and millions of dollars in proceeds of crime seized
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Investigators with York Regional Police’s organized crime bureau are expected to release the details of what it calls the largest traditional organized crime takedown at a July 18 news conference at its Aurora headquarters.

An 18-month-long probe into traditional organized crime, dubbed Project Sindacato, resulted in arrests, charges, and the seizure of millions of dollars in proceeds of crime, a York police statement said.

York Regional Police chief Eric Jolliffe will provide additional details on the investigation tomorrow, and will be joined by Det.-Sgt. Carl Mattinen, of the traditional organized crime task force, and Canada Revenue Agency’s acting director general Stéphane Bonin, of that agency’s Criminal Investigations Directorate.

Check back here for more on this developing story.




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