On Tuesday afternoon, the Toronto Police Service Gun & Gang Task Force executed a search warrant in the city's downtown core. Six young suspects between the ages of 22 and 31 were arrested at the scene, and are facing multiple charges related to the investigation.
The search took place in the Entertainment District, at Front Street West and Spadina Street. Task force officers located and seized two loaded handguns, a .45 calibre and a 9 mm at the downtown property.
Here's a photo of the seized firearms, provided by the Toronto Police Service:
Each of the suspects face a minimum of six charges, including unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless storage of ammunition, and failing to comply with prohibition order.
The suspects are from all over the Greater Toronto Area, including Brampton, Richmond Hill and Mississauga. They have been identified as:
- Ibrahim Abdikarim, 24, of Toronto
- Jabril Abdirahman, 25, of Mississauga
- Abdullahi Abdikarim, 22, of Brampton
- Hussein Nur, 31, of no fixed address
- Maya Ahmed, 26, of Toronto
- Liban Guled, 28, of Richmond Hill
All six suspects were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 10:00 AM.
Police ask anyone with information that may be helpful to contact them at 416-808-5100. You can also reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at www.222tips.com.
To view all the details of the search warrant and charges laid, click here.