Traffic Stop Results in a Firearm Seizure

Posted On Saturday January 21, 2023

Region of Peel – Officers from the Peel Regional Police 12 Division Uniform Patrol with the assistance of the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau have charged a 27-year-old man with firearm related offences.

On Saturday, January 21, 2023, at 1:15 a.m., officers from 12 Division uniform patrol investigated a vehicle in the area of Torbram Road and Derry Road East, in the City of Mississauga.

As a result, officers seized a Bersa Thunder 380 firearm.

Osman Sillah was charged with the following offences:

  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
  • Obstruct Peace Officer
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle Knowing there was Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited or Restricted Weapon
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition Knowing Its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Careless Storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited Device or Ammunition
  • Possession of Firearm, Contrary to Order
  • Fail to Comply with Release Order

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

At the time of his arrest, Osman Sillah was on a Release Order for similar firearm offences.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact investigators with the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 1233. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting

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