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Six people charged, 62 firearms sized after police investigation in Toronto

December 5, 2022  By The Canadian Press

Dec. 5, 2022, Toronto, Ont. – Six people are facing a total of 260 criminal charges after a firearms trafficking investigation in Toronto.

Police say they started investigating a group suspected of firearms trafficking in the fall of 2021. Officers carried out search warrants for addresses and vehicles associated with the suspects in May.

Interim Toronto police Chief James Ramer says the investigation resulted in six arrests, 260 criminal charges and evidence seized that included 62 firearms.

Ramer says gun violence continues to be the most significant public safety concern for the people of Toronto.

Police say they were able to trace 57 of the 62 seized firearms to the United States and only one firearm originated in Ontario as it was stolen during a break-and-enter last year.

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