Media Advisory - News Conference - International Police Investigation of Illegal Drug and Firearms Importation and Distribution

ORILLIA, ON, Oct. 7, 2015 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to join members of the Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau tomorrow as they outline the results of a lengthy multi-jurisdictional investigation.

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Chief Superintendent Rick BARNUM and representatives from Toronto Police Service, Peel Regional Police, York Regional Police, RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency, and the United States Department of Homeland Security will provide details of a probe involving the importation and distribution of illegal drugs and prohibited firearms into Canada from Central America, South America and the United States.

One-on-one interviews will be available following the formal media conference. For members of the media unable to attend in person, requests for phone interviews with the primary spokespersons can be arranged in advance via the media contact below. Online media resources (digital still photos and a map of the distribution network) will also be available via a media release hyperlink once the news conference begins.


Thursday, October 8, 2015


10:00 a.m.  


Large Training Room – 1st Floor

Forensic Services and Coroners Complex

25 Morton Shulman Avenue,

Toronto (Downsview), Ontario

Directions: Highway 401 to Keele Street exit. Go north on Keele Street, turn east (left) on Wilson Avenue, turn south (left) on Morton Shulman Avenue to Sir William Hearst Avenue. Parking Lot A.

SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police

For further information: Media Contact: Sgt. Peter LEON, Provincial Media Coordinator, Phone: (705) 329-6878, E-mail:


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