60Kg Cocaine & 13Kg Meth Seized - Names Released

Source: OPP
Date: Thu Apr 18 05:18:58 MST 2024

(TORONTO, ON) – Twenty illegal firearms and 73 kilograms of illicit drugs have been seized by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Provincial Joint Forces Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team (PGNG).

The OPP-led PGNG assisted the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) Organized Crime Division with a drug trafficking investigation that identified large quantities of cocaine transported between Toronto and Montréal and the surrounding area.

On March 27, 2024, PGNG executed two search warrants on a vehicle and a residence on Ridelle Avenue in Toronto. The following items were seized:

· Approximately 60 kilograms of cocaine

· Approximately 13 kilograms of methamphetamine

· 20 firearms including 19 handguns and one assault rifle

· 3,000 rounds of ammunition

· 53 magazines

· Four drum magazines

· 66 Glock auto switches (used to convert to automatic firearms)

· Three bullet proof vests

· One ballistic helmet

Bradley NELSON, 35 years of age of Whitby, was arrested in Toronto by PGNG. The accused has been charged with a total of 68 charges under the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act including:

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm – 20 counts

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing its unauthorized – 20 counts

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking firearms – 19 counts

· Possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibition order – two counts

· Possession of a prohibited device – two counts

· Careless storage of a firearm

· Trafficking of a controlled substance, cocaine

· Trafficking of a controlled substance, methamphetamine

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking, cocaine

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking, methamphetamine

The accused was held in custody and will appear before an Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto on May 2, 2024.

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