A Toronto resident is facing several changes after Toronto Police located a large amount of firearms and ammunition in his possession.
On January 24, at around 9.47 a.m., officers executed a search warrant in the Eglinton Ave. and Kipling Ave. area. A total of 25 handguns and 46 rifles/shotguns were allegedly seized along with 10,000 rounds of ammunition.
Officers also located four illegal firearms with one of them having been allegedly stolen from a break-and-enter in York Region in early January 2018.
Leone Bruno, 56, was arrested and charged with four counts of possession of unauthorized firearms, four counts of possession of restricted or prohibited firearms, four counts of possession of firearms obtained by crime, possession of a firearm with an altered serial number and careless storage of firearms and ammunition.
Superintendent Ron Taverner said the investigation started after 12 Division Community Response Unit officers received information and successfully applied for a search warrant.
“This is one of the larger seizures,” he said. “When you think about 10,000 rounds of ammunition, that’s quite significant. The amount of firearms that had their serial numbers allegedly removed is also troubling.”