10 stolen cars seized as police arrest 24 suspects in Mississauga, Brampton and the GTA
Published August 13, 2022 at 10:23 am
24 people have been arrested with over 50 charges laid in connection to a lengthy crime group investigation led by police in Brampton, Mississauga and the GTA.
Peel Region Police have dismantled a crime group responsible for numerous criminal acts throughout southern Ontario such as tractor-trailer cargo thefts, weapons offences, and drug trafficking.
Investigators identified an emerging organized criminal group operating in the Peel Region and GTA in early 2022. A special project team was formed through funding from the Government of Ontario’s Criminal Intelligence Service (CISO).
24 individuals with suspected affiliation to the group have been arrested. Police say the suspects used violence, intimidation and financial reward to recruit members and commit criminal acts.
54 charges have been laid in total, including the following:
- Utter threats to cause death
- Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
- Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
- Careless storage of firearm
- Weapons dangerous
- Possession of property obtained by crime
- Theft over $5,000
- Theft of mail
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Fraud related charges
- Breaches of various court orders
Police executed search warrants at 14 different addresses associated with the suspects. Investigators found four firearms in their search, including a sawed-off shotgun.
Also recovered were ten stolen vehicles valued at over $1.1 million, stolen heating and air-conditioning units valued in excess of $460,000, and illegal opioids valued in excess of $25,000.
In total, police seized over $1.5 million worth of stolen and illegal goods.
Anyone with any information about this investigation is asked to call investigators from the 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, extension 2133.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies