A towing industry turf war

CP24 News reports police in one Canadian city have filed hundreds of charges against multiple people following an investigation into a towing industry turf war.

York Regional Police say that a joint-forces investigation, dubbed Project Platinum, was launched in February to probe some of the violence.

They say that investigators, in turn, identified “several organized crime groups” working within the towing industry who were fraudulently inflating costs and, in some cases, even “deliberately causing collisions” to increase profits.

They say that the groups netted millions of dollars in illicit profits but as the money increased so did the “demand for territory and with that the need to control that territory through violence.”

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