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Barrie man charged with extortion

The Barrie Police Service headquarters.
The Barrie Police Service headquarters. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

A man from Barrie has been charged with extortion, police say.

According to Barrie police, on Friday, shortly after 9 a.m., investigators with the Barrie police, along with members of the biker enforcement unit, arrested 41-year-old Harry Ahmed in Barrie.

Police say Ahmed has been charged with extortion.

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According to police, the accused was held pending a bail hearing on Friday and is scheduled to appear in court again on Tuesday.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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