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Police reopen probe into Toronto mayor's drug use after new video

Published on May 2, 2014 2:15 AM

OTTAWA (AFP) - Police reopened an investigation into illicit drug use by Toronto's scandal-plagued Mayor Rob Ford, who left for rehab Thursday after a new video emerged allegedly showing him recently smoking crack.

"Investigators would be interested to see what new information there is" in the case, Toronto police spokesman Mark Pugash said in a statement.

Ford announced late Wednesday that he was taking a leave of absence in order to enter rehab, even as he continues his bid for re-election.

Television cameras showed the mayor leaving his home in the early morning, with a large stuffed suitcase in tow.

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