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“Ghost” Firearm Seized In Traffic Stop In King Township

ONTARIO-The OPP Highway Enforcement Team (HET) including the Canine Unit have laid multiple charges related to the seizure of an alleged personally manufactured (“ghost”) firearm on a traffic stop in the Township of King.

On May 19, 2024 at approximately 1:00 AM, officers from the OPP’s HET and Canine Unit conducted a traffic stop on Highway 400 southbound, south of Highway 9 in the Township of King. Police say officers seized a loaded personally manufactured firearm with an extended magazine.

As a result of the investigation, the following were seized:

·      A loaded personally manufactured firearm

·      An extended magazine

·      An undisclosed amount of cash

19-year-old Alexander Czerniatowicz from Toronto, Ontario is charged with 10 firearms/weapons-related offences and a failure to comply with release order

The accused party was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket, to answer to the charges.

The goal of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU) is to reduce the flow of illegal weapons being made available to dangerous criminals in Ontario through intelligence-led investigations. PWEU works in collaboration with members of 12 police services as well as representatives from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BAFTE).

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