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article imageStun guns resembling cellphones seized in Toronto Special

By KJ Mullins     Nov 14, 2011 in Crime
Toronto - Police nabbed one suspect and are on the hunt for another in Toronto after officers seized numerous firearms, including 100 stun guns that appear as cell phones.
Toronto Police's 54 Division Major Crime Unit officers, in conjunction with the Canada Border Services Agency and the TPS Guns and Gangs Unit have arrested one person and are looking for another in connection with a firearms case that involved stun guns disguised as cellphones.
"There was excellent work by all of the law enforcement agencies part of this investigation," Constable Tony Vella said.
On Thursday, November 10 the TPS executed a search warrant at a home in the Dawes Road and Dansforth Avenue area. The home had been under investigation for several months concerning tips that there were weapons being sold from that location Constable Tony Vella said in a phone interview.
During the search investigators seized d a TEC−9 submachine gun, Cobra 9mm handgun and 100 stun guns disguised as cellphones and other prohibited weapons.
"The stun guns appear as cellphones," Vella said. When asked if these items could be currently in use on the streets of Toronto he stated that it's not clear but it is reasonable to believe that could be the case.
"The two suspects were seen selling these items. Police are now investigating as to how they were able to obtain these firearms," Vella said.
Muna El Badri, 23, of Toronto was arrested at the scene. She is facing 185 charges that include importing or exporting a prohibited weapon knowing that it is unauthorized.
Police are searching for Keri McKnight, 30, of Toronto. He is wanted for 275 charges. He is considered armed and dangerous and is known to the police.
"It is unclear at this time if this activity is gang related," Vella said.
Later this week the police will hold a show and tell with the media on this investigation.
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