Nine firearms and a quantity of drugs were seized by police who executed search warrants January 24.
At a news conference at police headquarters on January 25, Inspector Peter Moreira of the Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force said two carbine rifles with high-capacity magazines, six semi-automatic handguns and a revolver were located at one of the residences.
“This is quite a significant find and it’s indicative of the kind of investigations we have undertaken,” he said. “It was a coordinated effort of a few different units in Organized Crime Enforcement that went very well.”
He said the investigation started a few weeks ago.
“We received some information pertaining to guns and drugs and we acted,” said Moreira.
He pointed out the drugs were found at a different location from the firearms.
Junior Richardson, 39, and Kathryn Concepcion, 36, both of Toronto, are facing firearms charges.
Richardson, 39, was wanted by Peel Regional Police since September 2014 in connection with kidnapping with intent to confine, forcible confinement, robbery and impersonation of a police officer charges.
At another search warrant, cocaine was found.
Everton Curling, 52, of Toronto, faces a charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477), online at 222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.