@TorontoPolice News Conference Re Project 'Corredor' | Monday, May 11th, 2019

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On Monday, May 11, 2020, at 10:30 , Inspector Don Belanger of the Toronto Police Service's Drug Squad announced the results of Project Corredor, a cross-border investigation into cocaine trafficking.

The Toronto Police Service would like to advise the public of arrests made in a drug trafficking investigation.

In the fall of 2019, the Major Projects Section of the Toronto Police Service's Drug Squad, with assistance from Canada Border Services Agency, started an investigation into a group of individuals believed to be distributing cocaine at the multi-kilogram level in the city of Toronto.

In the weeks and months that followed, Project Corredor involved multiple arrests and search warrants which resulted in large seizures of cocaine and cash.

It is alleged that:

- multiple men were part of a sophisticated drug operation that imported cocaine to Canada, via the US, for distribution to mid- and street-level drug dealers in Toronto

- the men utilized residences in mid-town Toronto, North York, and Scarborough, to store and distribute large quantities of cocaine

Search warrants have been executed on seven residences, six vehicles and on bank safety deposit boxes. The following seizures have been made during the course of Project Corredor:

- 61 kilograms of powder cocaine with a potential street-level value of $ million

- in excess of $200,000 CDN, $14,000 USD, and 30,000 Euros alleged to be proceeds of crime

- four motor vehicles alleged to be offence-related property

- an assortment of luxury watches and jewelry alleged to be proceeds of crime

It is further alleged that:

- 20 kilos of cocaine were seized from locked safes, found in a residential apartment in the area of Yonge Street and Sheppard Avenue

- 36 kilos were located in a residential apartment in the area of Bayview Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East

- five kilos were seized from a residential house in the area of Bayview Avenue and Finch Avenue East


Patrick English, 39, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000


David Bergman, 48, of Toronto was arrested and charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000


Ali Baek, 52, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime under $5,000


Ardeshir Omanian, 57, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
2. Possession of Proceeds of Crime over $5,000


The have all been released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall, on Monday, June 15, 2020, at 9 , in room 114.


There are two men outstanding in this investigation, and warrants for their arrest have been issued:

Andrew Wilson, 47, and Alan Jones-Smith, 30, both of Toronto, are wanted for:

1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine


Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-6100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at , online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.
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