11 Charged in GTA Drug Trafficking Bust

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Eleven suspects -including a Brampton man- are facing 29 charges in connection with an alleged organized drug trafficking ring that’s been operating in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

Any time we take guns off the streets, it is a win for the residents we serve," said Halton Regional Police Chief Stephen Tanner.

A joint forces investigation dubbed Project Boomerang began in April 2018 between Halton police, Peel police and the RCMP.

Police agencies across the GTA, and the province, are all facing the same issues. Working together is key to reducing violent crime and ensuring our community continues to be a safe place to live and work," said Peel Regional Police Chief Jennifer Evans.

The project received “substantial support” from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Search warrants were executed at seven addresses across southern Ontario on July 13 and July 14.

Evidence seized during Project Boomerang includes:

  • One .357 Magnum revolver (loaded with ammunition).
  • One .22 Mossberg rifle.
  • $600,000 in cash.
  • one kilogram of cocaine.
  • 43 kilograms of marijuana.
  • Seven kilograms of cannabis resin.
  • One gram of MDMA.
  • Two ounces of psilocybin.
  • Two bars of silver.
  • 2018 Toyota Camry.

This investigation is an excellent example of what we can achieve when we work together with our law enforcement partners,” said RCMP Insp. Gord Cobey.

We remain committed to our shared goal of reducing the negative impacts of organized crime in our communities.”

Andrew Cheung, 33, of Oro-Medonte, is charged with: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking; two counts of trafficking a controlled substance-cocaine; trafficking a controlled substance - marijuana; unauthorized possession of a restricted firearm; possession of a restricted firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized; breach of firearms regulations; possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition; possess a firearm knowing serial number has been altered; unauthorized possession of a non-restricted firearm; possession of non-restricted firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized.


Nirosh Jeganathan, 26, of Woodbridge, is charged with: possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine; trafficking a controlled substance - cocaine.


Viet Truong Hoange, 32, of Markham, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana.


Daniel Currie, 30, of Mississauga, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine.


Marques Daley-Lindo, 33, of Brampton is charged with possession of a controlled substance - MDMA.


Yogendra Gosine-Beroog, 24, of Toronto is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cannabis resin, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - psilocybin, possession of a controlled substance - cocaine.


Peter Bretney, 48, of Toronto, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cannabis resin.


Macria Philbert, 40, of Toronto, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cannabis resin.


Jordan Scott Tracey, 32, of Vancouver, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cannabis resin.


Daniel Martin, 27, of Cookstown, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana.


Hisham Soliman, 29, of Beamsville, is charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - cocaine, and possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking - marijuana.

The investigation is ongoing, say police, and additional charges may be laid.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 905-825-4747 ext. 8732.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something? Hear Something? Know Something? Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca

Photo courtesy of Halton Regional Police

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