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Police release names of people charged in Project Traveller raids

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Police raided the apartments at 390 Kingsview on Thursday morning and arrested this man. Lucas Oleniuk/Toronto Star via Getty Images

TORONTO – Toronto Police have released the names of the people charged in connection with police raids throughout southern Ontario.

On Thursday, Toronto police, in conjunction with police forces across southern Ontario, launched a raid dubbed “Project Traveller” aimed at a street gang in northwest Toronto.

Police arrested 28 people during Thursday’s raids and seized over $500,000 and approximately $3 million in drugs.

A total of 42 tactical teams from 17 Ontario police agencies participated in the raids and executed 83 search warrants.

The streetgang, the “Dixon Bloods” or the “Dixon Goonies,” operated in northwest Toronto near Kipling Avenue and Dixon Road.

The focal point of the raids was a large apartment complex at 320 Dixon Road.

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Police released the long list of those arrested in a press release Monday afternoon.

In total, 44 people face approximately 224 charges – a significant number of which are related to trafficking guns and drugs and participating in a criminal organization.

Some of those charged in the Toronto area include Siyadin Abdi, 29, Ahmed Abdullahi, 23, Hashim Abdullahi, 28, Farah Abdulle, 27, Amy Andrews, 55, Abdulkadir Bihi, 24, Ahmed Dirie, 20, Mohamed Dirie, 24, Ahmed Farah, 30, Mohamed Farah, 33, Abdullahi Harun, 22, Madine Hassan, 36, Abdinaim Hussein, 26, Liban Hussein, 18, Danyal Khan, 26, Tala Khan, 24, Nicholas Obeng, 27, Helima Said, 62, Mohamed Salim, 24, Mohamed Siad, 27, Liban Siyad, 22, Sarah Vaughan, 26, Naimo Warsame, 23, and Curtis Elliot, 27, Monir Kasim, 20, and Mohammad Khattak, 19.

Daud Hussein, 27, of Edmonton was arrested Thursday and faces over a dozen charges including participating in a criminal organization and trafficking in firearms.

Windsor residents Orlando Hollinshed, 42, and Brett Kersey, 51, Terry Mauldin, 26, Abukar Mohamed, 21, Sandra Sayegh, 25, Allyson Steil, 32, were arrested as part of the raids.

Jerry Pope, 43, of Detroit was charged with four counts of importing or exporting a restricted weapon.

Police say nine other people have been arrested and charged in connection with the Project Traveller prior to the June 13 raids but won’t be releasing their names until they are transferred to Toronto.

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And police say that 10 others, who they did not name, remain outstanding.