Toronto police have made 11 arrests after months of investigating shooting incidents around Thorncliffe Park that started in late 2019.
Police say they worked with internal and external partners to investigate alleged criminal activities by Salman Jogiyat, 19, of Toronto and his “associates.”
Officers says that the group “purposefully set out to commit violent acts against targeted individuals for the sole purpose of monetary gain and retribution.”
On Thursday, police searched a nine properties in Toronto and three in Cambridge.
They ended up finding about a half-kilogram of cocaine, 18 lbs. of cannabis, 65 grams of Fentanyl and MDMA.
More than $100,000 in cash was also seized, along with seven guns.
Eleven people face a total of 95 combined charges.
Jogiyat faces two counts of attempted murder, eight counts of conspiracy to commit murder, robbery with firearm, theft over $5,000, break and enter, firearms trafficking and a slew of other gang and gun-related offenses.
Also charged are: Moosa Jogiyat, 20, Mothusi Sebape, 25, Sufyan Jogiyat, 25, Saleha Jogiyat, 24, Ryan Ally, 31, Aun Ali, 21, Justin Ramroop, 22, Abid Patel, 19, Daniyal Bakharia, 20, all of Toronto and Hasna Amir, 19, of Cambridge.
The charges include things such as: cocaine trafficking, money laundering, unauthorized possession of a firearm, fail to comply with recognizance and many gang and conspiracy-related crimes.
“The arrests today significantly disrupt gun and gang activity that has been jeopardizing community safety in that area and in other areas of the city,” said Superintendent Steve Watts, of Organized Crime Enforcement.
Two other men are also wanted: Sufyan Dadabhai, 26 and Sadi Zalloum, 26, both of Toronto.
Police say both of those men are believed to be engaged in ongoing criminal activity and are considered armed and dangerous.
If you see them, don’t approach, just call 911 right away.
Photo courtesy of Toronto police