Ten Arrested and 80 Charges in Joint Forces Operation

Posted On Wednesday September 05, 2018
Joint Forces Operation
Joint Forces Operation

Region of Peel – Ten (10) people were arrested and 80 charges were laid following an eight-month-long Joint Forces Operation led by Peel Regional Police.

In the fall of 2017, members of Peel Regional Police Intelligence Services began the investigation.  It focused on a group of individuals who were operating within the Region of Peel and were involved in a number of criminal offences including drug trafficking and importation, the trafficking of stolen property and fraud.

The investigation revealed that the criminal activity was taking place in Peel Region, the GTA and south-western Ontario. This investigation exposed criminal connections to the United States and as far reaching as Pakistan. 

“These arrests exemplify the excellent work our officers are doing to take drugs off the street and to put criminals behind bars. I want to thank Peel Regional Police investigators and all the member agencies for their involvement in this project. Criminal operations today are borderless, and the partnerships we have are vital to our success,” said Chief Jennifer Evans.

On Thursday, August 30, 2018, eight (8) simultaneous search warrants were executed across the province of Ontario resulting in the following arrests and charges: 

Ravi Shanker, 56-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Importation of Heroin
  • Trafficking Opioids
  • Possession of Opioids for the Purpose of Trafficking
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (3 counts)
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods Over $5000 (3 counts)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
  • Fraud Over $5000
  • Drive While Disqualified

Gurinder Bedi, 52-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Importation of Heroin
  • Trafficking Opioids
  • Possession of Opioids for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (5 counts)
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods Over $5000 (2 counts)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
  • Fraud Over $5000

Bhupinder Raja, 64-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Importation of Heroin
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (3 counts)
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods Over $5000 (3 counts)
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence

Azadali Damani, 63-year-old from the City of Kitchener was charged with

  • Importation of Heroin
  • Conspiracy to Commit Indictable Offence
  • Drive While Disqualified

Darshan Bedi, 71-year-old from the City of Woodstock was charged with

  • Fraud Over $5000

Satnarine Ori, 35-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (6 counts)
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods Over $5000 (3 counts)
  • Theft Over $5000

Sukhveer Brar, 28-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Trafficking in Stolen Goods Under $5000

Gurpreet Dhillon, 39-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime (4 counts)
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking (4 counts)

Dilbag Aujla, 70-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Possession of Opioids for the Purpose of Trafficking

Karan Ghuman, 44-year-old from the City of Brampton was charged with

  • Possession of Opioid
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of Property for the Purpose of Trafficking

 

This investigation resulted in the recovery and seizure of the following property:

  • 2.6 kilograms of Opium with a street value of $65,000,
  • 1.4 kilograms of Heroin with a street value of $140,000,
  • 17 grams of Methamphetamine with a street value of $1,700,
  • One kilogram of marihuana with a street value of $4,500,
  • $4.5 million of stolen tractor trailer cargo
  • $50,000 in Canadian currency.  

Given the complexity of the operation, Peel Regional Police investigators partnered with 13 other police organizations and other agencies to create a Joint Forces Operation. Investigators want to thank the agencies who assisted and extend a special thanks to the following:

  1. Waterloo Regional Police Service
  2. Halton Regional Police Service
  3. York Regional Police Service
  4. Toronto Police Service
  5. Woodstock Police Service
  6. RCMP
  7. Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, Provincial Asset Forfeiture Unit
  8. Hamilton Police Service
  9. Canada Border Services Agency
  10. Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada
  11. Insurance Bureau of Canada
  12. U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  13. U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Anyone with any information in relation to this investigation is asked to contact Peel Regional Police Intelligence Services at 905-453-2121, ext. 8800. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.

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N/R  #18-288

Inc#  PR18-0326449

 

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