Police say several individuals face serious charges after an eight-month investigation into firearms and drug trafficking in southwestern Ontario.

Several different units, including members of the Stratford Police, began what they call Project Weaver after they received information about firearms and drug trafficking activity in the region.

Four separate, unrelated criminal networks were identified who police say were involved in the trafficking of cocaine, firearms, explosives and cannabis.

Investigators say they have determined the explosives and weapons weren’t taken from the Canadian military and they are confident they have identified where they came from with no threat to public safety.

Eleven search warrants were executed in London, Brantford, Ancaster, Paris, St.Thomas, Oakland and Barrie on March 9th and a total of ten people have been charged with 268 offences.

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