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Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Broadcast time: 10:45
Thursday, May 14, 2020

31 Division
416-808-3100

Case #: 2020-460088


The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of arrests made as part of an ongoing investigation into the abduction of a 14-year-old boy.

It is alleged that:

- On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at approximately 8:25 a.m., a 14-year-old boy was in the Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue area

- he was tackled to the ground and carried into a Jeep Wrangler

- he was restrained and held in a remote location in the Castlemore Road and Gore Road area in Brampton

- during the evening hours, the Jeep Wrangler was taken to an area near Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, and burned

- the 14-year-old boy was released in the Wanless Drive and Heritage Road area in Brampton

It is further alleged that:

- at least five men were involved in the planning and execution of the abduction

- it was carried out because one of the men had a significant amount of cocaine stolen by the victim’s brother

After a thorough investigation, involving officers from 31 Division, 12 Division, 23 Division, Toronto Drug Squad and Organized Crime Enforcement, multiple search warrants were executed.

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, four men were arrested.

Scott McManus, 37, of Toronto, has been charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence (Kidnapping for Ransom)
2. Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence (Traffic Cocaine)
3. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
4. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana
5. Possession of Proceeds of Crime (over $5,000)
6. Possession of Property of Crime

Samir Abdelgadir, 38, of Mississauga and Liban Hussein, 25, of Toronto, have each been charged with:

1. Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
2. Kidnapping for Ransom
3. Forcible Confinement
4. Break and Enter with Intent
5. Uttering Threats (Bodily Harm)
6. Uttering Threats (Death)
7. Arson

Hamed Shahnawaz, 30, of Brampton, has been charged with:

1. Kidnapping for Ransom
2. Forcible Confinement
3. Break and Enter with Intent
4. Uttering Threats (Bodily Harm)
5. Uttering Threats (Death)
6. Arson

Solaiman Nassimi, 29, of No Fixed Address, is wanted for:

1. Kidnapping for Ransom
2. Forcible Confinement
3. Break and Enter with Intent
4. Uttering Threats (Bodily Harm)
5. Uttering Threats (Death)
6. Arson

During the search warrants, a fifth man was arrested.

Jeremy Proctor, 25, of Toronto, was charged with:

1. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Cocaine
2. Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking Marihuana
3. Possession of Proceeds of Crime (Over $5000)
4. Possession of Property of Crime

Investigators do not believe he was involved in the abduction.

It is alleged that the following items were seized during the search warrants:

- one kilogram of cocaine
- more than 70 lbs., of marihuana
- approximately $130,000 cash
- body armor
- cellular phones and other electronic devices


Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Solaiman Nassimi, or about the investigation, is encouraged to contact investigators at 416 808-3100 or 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 or Google Play.


For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sean Sutton, 31 Division




Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Scott McManus, 37, of Toronto,
Faces six charges
Above: Scott McManus, 37, of Toronto, Faces six charges




Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Samir Abdelgadir, 38, of Mississauga,
Faces seven charges
Above: Samir Abdelgadir, 38, of Mississauga, Faces seven charges




Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Liban Hussein, 25, of Toronto,
Faces seven charges
Above: Liban Hussein, 25, of Toronto, Faces seven charges




Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Hamed Shahnawaz, 30, of Brampton,
Faces six charges
Above: Hamed Shahnawaz, 30, of Brampton, Faces six charges




Abduction Update,
Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue,
Five Men Arrested, 30 Charges Laid,
One Man Wanted



Solaiman Nassimi, 29, of No Fixed Address,
Wanted
Above: Solaiman Nassimi, 29, of No Fixed Address, Wanted