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Handgun seized in Mississauga traffic stop near airport, Bolton teen arrested

Vehicle pulled over near Pearson Airport

Gun seized

A 16-year-old boy was charged with several firearm-related offences stemming from a traffic stop in Mississauga. – Peel Regional Police photo

A 16-year-old boy from Bolton was charged with a number of firearm-related offences after a police traffic stop in Mississauga on Monday, Feb. 17.

Peel Regional Police said the vehicle was pulled over in the area of Airport Road and Highway 409 around 9 p.m. The teen was found in a possession of a loaded 9mm handgun and ammunition.

An hour later, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Bolton, where police seized more ammunition and a laser sight.

The accused was charged with five firearm-related offences and one count of fail to comply with recognizance. His identity cannot be released under the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Anyone with information on the incident can contact Peel’s 21 Division criminal investigations bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 2133.

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