2 Toronto-area men charged after seizure of guns illegally imported from U.S.: police

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York Regional Police say a Toronto man and a Markham man face multiple charges after illegal guns were seized following a five-month firearm trafficking investigation.

Police say between June and October, members of the York Regional Police guns, gangs and drug enforcement unit were involved in a firearm trafficking investigation.

During the investigation, police identified two men allegedly offering to sell a variety of guns illegally imported from the U.S. into Canada.

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Police say two illegal handguns, ammunition and a quantity of Xanax pills were seized, and two men have been charged with firearm and drug trafficking offences.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call York Regional Police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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