Two teens nabbed on gun charges in Oshawa

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Published January 23, 2023 at 5:09 pm

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A pair of teenagers were arrested on gun charges following a joint OPP and Durham Regional Police investigation in Oshawa.

According to the OPP, their Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) worked with officers in the Durham police tactical unit to raid locations in Durham Region on Jan. 20.

During the raids, the OPP said officers found a pistol, a device used to make a pistol fully automatic, and several cell phones.

The officers arrested two suspects aged 17 and 18 respectively. One of the pair is charged with trafficking a prohibited device, possession of the device, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a prohibited device obtained by crime.

The second suspect is charged with possession of a loaded restricted firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a gun in a car, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a gun obtained by crime.

Both suspects have been released from custody with conditions. Their identities are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

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