Ontario Police claim
they've taken down the group responsible for stealing truckloads of items
ranging from diapers to satellite dishes in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
The criminal ring, whose
ranks include members of the internationally powerful Bandidos outlaw biker
gang, was involved in theft and distribution of a massive amount of truck
cargo, the Toronto Star reported.
Gang members reportedly
would hijack tractor-trailers without knowledge of what the loads contained
until they opened them. The group reportedly had a complete distribution network
to repackage and market products they stole.
"It was very organized,"
a police spokeswoman told the newspaper, noting that stolen property was stored
in warehouses. "They were very aware of all of the trucking companies
in the GTA."
After two waves of arrests
this summer, about 150 charges were brought against 27 people, including several
charges of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
The Bandidos club reportedly
has about 35 members in Ontario. The police operation was dubbed "Project
Wolf," because the group is believed to have a wolf as a mascot.