Handgun seized during traffic stop in Brampton


Published August 14, 2022 at 7:13 pm

Officers seize a 9mm calibre handgun after pulling over two speeding motorcyclists in Brampton.

Shortly before 8 p.m. on Aug 11, Peel Regional Police were in the area of Veterans Dr. and Sanadalwood Pkwy when they observed two motorcycles driving at a high rate of speed without license plates.

The officers proceeded to stop both drivers in the parking lot of 200 Veterans Drive.

One motorcyclist was in possession of a loaded Smith and Wesson M&P 9 Shield 9mm calibre handgun.

25-year-old Romario Sampath of Brampton was arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Careless store of a firearm, weapon
  • Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Race a motor vehicle
  • Drive motor vehicle, no plates

A 26-year-old man from Mississauga was also arrested but only faced charges for racing a motor vehicle and driving under the licence of another jurisdiction while suspended in Ontario.

Police did not release the second man’s name. He was given a summons and released at the scene with a future court date.

Anyone with information is asked to call officers at Road Safety Services (905) 453–2121, ext. 3700.

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