OFFICERS from Strategic and Tactical Enforcement Policing (S.T.E.P.) of Peel Regional Police have arrested and charged a male for numerous firearms- and drug-related offences in the City of Mississauga.
On Saturday, September 23, at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers from S.T.E.P. investigated a male for drug-related offences in the area of Seneca Avenue and Lakeshore Road in Mississauga. During the investigation, police say they located a loaded homemade .22 Caliber Machine pistol and additional ammunition.
Husain Abdul Hakim, a 20-year-old male from Mississauga, was arrested and charged with possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, unauthorized possession of firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of firearm, knowledge of unauthorized possession of weapon, two counts of careless storage of firearm, weapon, prohibited device or ammunition, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, and possession of a controlled substance.
S.T.E.P. is operated and managed by the Peel Regional Police Street Crime Gang Unit. It was created in partnership with the government’s Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy (P.A.V.I.S.), an undertaking that provides assistance to police services across Ontario to help in rooting out criminal gangs and taking illegal guns off our streets.
Anyone who may have information pertaining to the possession of illegal firearms is asked to call the Street Crime Gang Unit at (905) 453-3311, ext. 7704. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.