Two Brampton men charged with possession of drugs, loaded gun


Published January 8, 2023 at 9:56 am

Two residents are facing drug and firearm charges following a recent traffic stop in Brampton.

Around 8:15 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, officers stopped a vehicle due to a Highway Traffic offence in the area of Kennedy Road and Church Street.

During the investigation, Peel Regional Police located and seized a loaded Glock 27 40-calibre handgun with 10 rounds of ammunition, as well as a quantity of cocaine.

Javier Moreno and Mario Giani Aleman, both 24-year-old men from Brampton, were arrested.

They’re charged with:

  • Possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of unauthorized firearm
  • Occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • Knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm
  • Possession of firearm, contrary to order
  • Possession for the purpose – Schedule I Cocaine

Aleman is also charged with driving a vehicle with cannabis readily available.

Police say Moreno has been convicted of possessing a loaded firearm in the past.

Both men were held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Photo courtesy of Peel police

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