The arrest of a man during a traffic stop in Mississauga on June 25 that resulted in Peel Regional Police seizing two firearms led to more guns being located during search warrants executed at a Collingwood home and a residence in Toronto.
During the traffic stop, Peel police said they also seized two airsoft imitation firearms, a quantity of Fentanyl and various types of ammunition.
A 51 year old Collingwood man was charged with weapons and drug-related offences.
The following day, on June 26, police executed a search warrant at a Collingwood home where they located 18 pistols and 11 long guns, and another search warrant was carried out at a Toronto residence where investigators seized a pistol and four long guns.
At the Collingwood home, police found a suspicious package and the OPP Emergency Response Unit and OPP Explosives Disposal Unit attended. After several homes were evacuated for safety reasons, the package was found not to be a threat.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121 ext. 1133. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.