Two Greater Toronto Area residents are facing numerous firearm-related charges after warrants were executed in Toronto and Brampton on September 29.
A .45-calibre automatic Thompson sub-machine gun, a 9 mm Cobray Mac 11 submachine gun and a sawed-off 12-gauge shotgun were seized during the raids by members of Toronto Police’s Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force.
Also seized were a ballistic vest, numerous rounds of ammunition and a quantity of powdered cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.
Leslie Prince, 38, of Toronto and Immorie Joris, 27, of Brampton have been charged with unauthorised possession of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorised, possession of a firearm obtained by the commission of an offence, careless firearm and ammunition storage and three counts of possession of a prohibited device.
The accused made court appearances at Old City Hall on September 30.
“We are pleased and encouraged any illegal firearms are taken off our streets,” said Detective Sergeant Scott Spratt. “These firearms are intended to one thing and that is inflict harm on the community.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2150, Crimestoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.