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Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Broadcast time: 12:30
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

55 Division
416-808-5500

Case #: 2018-1633315


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of three arrests following a traffic stop.

On Monday, September 3, 2018, at 9:50 p.m., members of the Toronto Police Service investigated a motor vehicle in the St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area for a Highway Traffic Act offence.

It is alleged that:

- during this investigation, a loaded handgun and a loaded rifle were found in the vehicle as well as quantity of cocaine

Three men were arrested.

Mohamed Ashaqzai, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
3) two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
4) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
8) two counts of Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
9) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
10) two counts of Careless Storage – Ammunition
11) two counts of Unauthorized Possession Device/Ammunition
12) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered
13) two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime


Mohammad Patel, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
3) two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
4) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
8) two counts of Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
9) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
10) two counts of Careless Storage – Ammunition
11) two counts of Unauthorized Possession Device/Ammunition
12) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered
13) two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime


Hashim Randhawa, 20, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1) Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking
2) Possession of Proceeds of Crime
3) two counts of Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
4) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle
5) two counts of Careless Storage of a Firearm
6) two counts of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
7) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
8) two counts of Possession of a Loaded Prohibited Firearm
9) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime
10) two counts of Careless Storage – Ammunition
11) two counts of Unauthorized Possession Device/Ammunition
12) two counts of Possession of a Firearm Knowing Serial Number has been Tampered
13) two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime

All three men were scheduled to appear in court at Old City Hall on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 10 a.m., room 103.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5500, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable Caroline de Kloet, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Andrew Johnstone, 54/55 Division




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop




Three men arrested for firearm and drug offences
after traffic stop,
St. Dennis Drive and Linkwood Lane area,
Face total of 72 charges,
Photographs of firearms and drugs released



Allegedly seized during vehicle stop
Above: Allegedly seized during vehicle stop