Over 1,000 wanted suspects arrested in 18-month Hamilton Police project


Published October 20, 2023 at 8:40 am

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Hamilton Police have arrested more than 1,000 outstanding, wanted individuals over an eighteen-month project.

Project KORA (Keeping Offenders Responsible and Accountable) started in April 2022, Hamilton Police said in a press release today (Oct. 20).

The arrests were connected to property and victim-related offenses, as well as weapon offenses and violations of previous judicial releases. Police seized weapons, stolen property and drugs.

Drugs seized include 272 grams of fentanyl, 5.5 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of cocaine, and illegal oxycodone pills.

Weapons include brass knuckles, hatchets, knives, pellet guns, a crossbow, throwing stars, a taser and five firearms.

Also, more than $4,800 in Canadian currency was seized as proceeds of crime.

Project KORA involved multiple Hamilton Police units. The primary objective was to hold individuals committing offenses accountable and reduce the number of outstanding, wanted offenders in the community, police said.

Police said they invested considerable time and employed their investigative skills to locate and apprehend the suspects.

“The officers pursued leads relentlessly and followed up on information regarding the whereabouts of the offenders until they were brought into custody,” police said.

In addition to the charges related to the wanted offenders, 295 further charges have been filed with the courts, police said.

Contact the Hamilton Police at 905-546-4925 if you have any information pertaining to gun violence or any criminal activity.

For those who wish to provide information anonymously, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com.

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