Loaded gun seized during traffic stop in Mississauga; two from Oshawa charged

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Published April 8, 2024 at 9:57 am

Loaded gun found during Mississauga traffic stop.

A man and woman from Oshawa are facing numerous charges after a traffic stop in the City Centre area of Mississauga led to the discovery by police of a loaded handgun.

Peel Regional Police said in a news release that officers pulled a car over near Hurontario Street and Fairview Road, south of Burnhamthorpe Road, last Thursday.

A subsequent search of the car turned up a loaded Taurus G3 9mm firearm, police said.

Romaine Angus, 28, and Chequne Griffiths, 20, both of Oshawa, are each facing a rash of firearms-related and other charges.

Both were held for bail hearings in Brampton court.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to call police at 905-453-3311, ext. 1133, or Peel Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Police said officers working as part of the new 11 Division Community Intervention and Response Team made the traffic stop and subsequent arrests.

The unit was formed in an effort by police to be more proactive in curbing street crime. The program is expected to be expanded across Peel by the end of the year.

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