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  Suspect Faces More Than 330 Firearms Charges

Sep 21, 2017 12:00 ET

Police seized 33 guns and other prohibited devices, such as overcapacity magazines, from a Pickering residence yesterday and laid 337 charges against the homeowner.

On Wednesday, September 20, 2107, Pickering Fire was responding to a carbon monoxide alarm at a home on Liatris Drive when they noticed a suspicious substance in the basement. They alerted police who began to investigate. The Drug Enforcement Unit was called in and they obtained a search warrant for the residence. The OPP Clandestine Lab team also attended to ensure the material found was handled safely.

An unidentified substance was found, along with 33 guns and other prohibited devices, such as overcapacity magazines. The substance has been sent for testing.

Maisum ANSARI, age 33 of New Providence Street in Oshawa, is facing 337 firearms charges including Careless Storage of a Firearm; Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm; Possess a Restricted or Prohibited Firearm Knowing its Possession if Unauthorized; and Possession of a Prohibited Device.

An image of the guns is attached or can be viewed at under Newsroom.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to call the Drug Enforcement Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5802.

Anonymous tips can be made to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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