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News Release: October 5, 2018

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Prepared by: Corporate Communications
Posted: October 5, 2018
Occurrence Type: Barrie Man Arrested for Extortion
Occurrence #: BA18049744
Date: Friday, October 5, 2018 - 9:00am

(BARRIE, ON) – On Friday, October 5, 2018, shortly after 9:00 a.m., Investigators of the Barrie Police Investigative Services, assisted by the Biker Enforcement Unit, arrested 41-year-old Harry AHMED of Barrie, Ontario.

Mr. Ahmed has been charged with Extortion and is being held for a bail hearing that is scheduled to take place later today at the Ontario Court of Justice located in Barrie.

Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, further details will only be provided as the investigation permits.

The Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU) is a Joint Forces Operation (JFO) created in June 1998. The BEU is comprised of 18 municipal agencies, the RCMP and CISO, partnered with its lead agency, the Ontario Provincial Police.  This multi-agency partnership is a demonstration of Ontario law enforcement's shared interest in combating organized crime in their respective communities.  The unit is comprised of over 100 officers from federal, provincial and municipal police agencies, as well as the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.

Prepared by: Peter Leon, Corporate Communications Coordinator
Occurrence:  BA18049744