Ten people charged after multiple firarms recovered by police in Mississauga
Four firearms were seized by Peel Regional Police. (Police handout)
TORONTO -- Ten people are facing charges after four firearms were recovered in Mississauga.
Peel Regional Police began an investigation into the illegal possession of firearms in late 2019.
Officers conducted a search warrant in the area of Burnhamthorpe Road West and Duke of York Boulevard and found four firearms: a FNX 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Glock 19 9mm semi-automatic handgun, a Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm semi-automatic handgun, and a SCCY CPX 9mm semi-automatic handgun.
Ten people from across the Greater Toronto Area were taken into custody in connection with the investigation. They are facing a combined 67 charges.
Few other details have been released by police about the investigation and the charges laid.
In a news release issued Sunday, Peel Regional Police Chief Nishan Duraiappah said the investigation was “an excellent example of the commitment” of his officers.
“The tenacity shown by officers in this investigation is an excellent example of the commitment of our officers, in removing illegal firearms from our streets” he said. “The safety of our community in Peel Region will always be the number one priority for us and without a doubt, the seizure of these firearms and arrests of these individuals will mitigate continued risk in our Region.”