Police stage early morning raids across Toronto

(QMI Agency Files)

(QMI Agency Files)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

TORONTO — Police say they conducted more than 50 pre-dawn raids Wednesday as part of a crackdown on guns and gangs.

Raids throughout the city — including Liberty Village, Regent Park and the Dufferin St.-Lawrence Ave. area — began around 5 a.m.

Police said warrants were executed as part of Project RX and Project Battery. There were dozens of arrests, but police would provide details.

This is believed to be a joint effort between Toronto Police, Ontario Provincial Police and police forces from Brantford and Windsor.

A press conference is expected to be held at Toronto Police headquarters Wednesday morning.


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