43 Arrested In Toronto Apt. Complex Connected To Ford Video

Toronto police on Thursday raided an apartment complex linked to a video that allegedly shows Toronto Mayor Rob Ford engaging in hard drug use, the Associated Press reported

Toronto Police Chief Bill Blair confirmed to the AP that 43 arrests were made in the raid on a gang known as the Dixon City Bloods. Police also confiscated 40 guns, $570,000 in cash and a stash of drugs worth $3 million from an apartment complex where reporters viewed a videotape they said depicted Ford smoking crack cocaine.

Blair did not comment on any connection between the raid and Ford. According to the Toronto Star, Ford was not briefed on the raids.


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