Kitchener-Waterloo

Guelph man faces 11 human trafficking, 28 firearms charges

Police found a 12-gauge shotgun, two large knives, bear spray, leg shackles, among other firearms and ammunition.

Police completed search warrants in Guelph and Kitchener

Police arrested and charged a 26-year-old Guelph man on Monday. (Guelph Police Service/Twitter)

A 26-year-old Guelph man is facing multiple charges related to human trafficking, firearms and breaching court orders.

Guelph police said they received a news tip on Monday about a man in possession of a firearm. As a result, police completed search warrants in three addresses in Guelph and Kitchener.

In Guelph, police said officers found a 12-gauge shotgun, ammunition, two large knives, bear spray, leg shackles, a loaded syringe and large amounts of cannabis edibles.

Meanwhile in central Kitchener, officers seized a semi-automatic rifle, among other firearms and ammunition, according to police.

Police said a joint investigation with the Waterloo Regional Police Service revealed that the accused was also involved in human trafficking.

The 26-year-old was arrested on the same day and charged with numerous offences, including 11 charges related to human trafficking and 28 related to firearms. Police also charged the man with breaching court orders.

The investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or CrimeStoppers.

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