Surrey man part of national crime sweep

Project Marvel included 67 warrants executed in three provinces.

Surrey RCMP descended on two homes and a vehicle as local police took part in a massive nation-wide sweep of organized crime on Tuesday.

Targets were believed to be involved in murder, gun crimes, drug trafficking and other offenses.

Nation-wide, 67 warrants were executed as 900 police officers conducted a sweep in three provinces, including Ontario, Alberta and B.C.

Surrey RCMP arrested a 24-year-old Surrey man on a Canada-wide warrant Tuesday night as part of the sweep. He is being held on drug-related charges and may be flown back to Ontario.

Toronto Police Service (TPS) said in a news release that in May, the TPS integrated gun and gang task force, in partnership with the London Police Service, Waterloo Regional Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, entered into the joint−forces criminal organization investigation.

Eventually, it spread to other jurisdictions including Saskatoon, Fort McMurray, Alta., and Vancouver, the release said.

Project Marvel involved organized crime, attempted murder, firearms trafficking and importation, robbery, prostitution and other offences, it said.

Police have yet to release details about the total number of people arrested or any charges.

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