$18 Million in Drugs and 65 Guns Seized by Toronto Police
TORONTO – NEWS – Toronto Police report that they have seized more than $18 million worth of drugs and sixty-five firearms from an Etobicoke apartment in one the Service’s biggest single-day seizures of drugs and guns.
Superintendent Domenic Sinopoli, Unit Commander for 22 Division, made the announcement Wednesday, December 16, 2020 where he also confirmed one arrest had been made so far.
Superintendent Sinopoli says “This is a fantastic example of divisional units working together with members of our specialized units. Members of 22 Major Crime Unit successfully uncovered what is believed to be the biggest single-day seizure of its kind for the Service. I want to recognize their hard work and thank them. This seizure alone has saved countless lives by taking guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous drugs off our streets.”
The investigation was led by 22 Division’s Major Crime Unit and supported by the division’s Bail Compliance Unit and specialized units from Organized Crime Enforcement.
On Tuesday, November 17, 2020, officers from 22 Division executed a search warrant in the Park Lawn Road and Berry Road area. Once inside, it is alleged they discovered a large quantity of drugs and firearms.
Among the 65 illegal firearms seized, included 57 handguns and eight long guns. Approximately 15,000 rounds of ammunition was also recovered along with high powered and extended magazines.
The weapons are currently being traced to establish where they came from and if they have been used in any crimes across the GTA.
A total of 181 kg of drugs, with an estimated street value of $18,240,000, were also seized. This included:
– 106 kg of cocaine
– 61 kg of crystal meth
– 5 kg of fentanyl
– 9 kg of MDMA
Daniel Dubajic, 45, of Toronto, has been charged with:
1. Four counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance for trafficking
2. 53 counts of possession of an unloaded regulated firearm
3. Six counts of possession of a loaded regulated firearm
4. Six counts of possession of a firearm other than restricted or prohibited knowingly not holding a licence
5. Two counts of knowingly possess a firearm, device or ammunition for transfer
6. Seven counts of possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon or prohibited device
He is next scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Old City Hall.
None of the charges have been proven in a court of law.
The investigation remains ongoing.
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