Firearms including 3D printed ‘ghost gun’ seized on New Year’s Eve, Hamilton and Brampton suspects charged

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Published January 4, 2024 at 4:57 pm

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York Regional Police say this suspected 3D printed "ghost gun" was seized on New Year's Eve. (Photo: York Regional Police)

Three people from Hamilton and another from Brampton have been charged after police in York rang in the new year by seizing two firearms including a 3D printed weapon.

The first incident happened around 9 p.m. while York Regional Police were conducting a RIDE checkstop on Highway 7 and Bowes Road.

That’s when police say a black Nissan occupied by two males and one female came through the stop check with one of the officers getting “a strong smell of cannabis.”

Investigators searched the vehicle and say they found an undisclosed quantity of cannabis in two large bags, multiple smaller plastic bags also containing cannabis, a scale and a black satchel with a handgun inside.

The firearm was fully loaded with 10 rounds of ammunition and had no serial number on it. Several loose .22 calibre rounds were also found inside the bag and police say the firearm is believed to be a 3-D printed “ghost gun.”

Phillisha Franklyn, 20, Isaac Lambfal Solomon Scott, 19, and Anferney Manuel Ventura Reyes, 20, all of Hamilton have been charged by York Regional Police with various firearms offences, as well as possession of cannabis for the purpose of distribution.

Around six hours later, police were also notified about a driver asleep at the wheel in the left turn lane on Rutherford Road at Jane Street.

When officers arrived at the scene they found a male driver passed out behind the wheel.

Police say officers blocked the suspect vehicle in to prevent the driver from fleeing, but when officers managed to wake the male driver he put the vehicle into gear and struck one a police cruiser.

A search of the vehicle turned up an open bottle of alcohol on the passenger seat and police say a loaded handgun was found in the waistband of the man’s pants. Investigators also seized an undisclosed quantity suspected to be fentanyl.

Christian Marius Kamukuny, 23, of Brampton has been charged with various firearms offences including possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order, impaired operation and possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Police say the accused was on a lifetime firearms prohibition at the time of the arrest.

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