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Toronto police arrest 11 in relation to city’s ongoing gun violence


September 10, 2020
By The Canadian Press

Toronto police say they’ve arrested a group of 11 people and charged them with a combined 95 offences in an effort to slow the city’s gun violence problems.

Police displayed six of the seven guns they say they seized in the bust at a news conference this morning.

Arrests were made at nine addresses across Toronto and at three residences in Cambridge, Ont.

Police also say they seized large quantities of drugs and over $100,000 in cash that police believe was from the proceeds of criminal activities.

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The group, which police allege was led by 19-year-old Salman Jogiyat, was based in the Thorncliffe Park area of Toronto.

Charges listed include multiple counts of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and participation in a criminal organization.

The eight-month investigation involved police from four different divisions.

This article by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 9, 2020.

The Canadian Press Enterprises Inc., 2020