OPP Police Press Releases Toronto

60Kg Cocaine & 13Kg Meth Seized – Names Released

(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.