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Barrie man latest to be nabbed by Project Traveller

Toronto police have made another arrest in connection with a year-long investigation dubbed Project Traveller, which targed drug and gang activity in Toronto, Windsor and Edmonton.

Paul Smith-Bonnick, 21, of Barrie, was arrested on Tuesday and faces eight charges including trafficking and possession of restricted weapons.

Last Thursday, police arrested 28 people during a series of raids in Toronto and Windsor. To date 45 people have been arrested and another eight are being sought.

More than $3 million of drugs, $572,000 in cash and 42 firearms were seized during the Thursday raids, police said.

One raid occurred at 320 Dixon Rd. in north Etobicoke where Toronto Star reporters say they viewed a video allegedly of Mayor Rob Ford smoking from a crack pipe.

They were given a photo of Ford and three others including murder victim Anthony Smith, 21, who was gunned down outside a downtown nightclub in March.

Police haven’t said if Ford was in any way part of their year-long investigation but they did say that one of the 28 suspects arrested in Thursday’s raids faces a previous murder charge in Smith’s death.