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Area man faces 115 charges in firearms trafficking investigation

During search of home earlier this week, officers seized 20 firearms, about 5,000 rounds of ammunition, and various prohibited devices including high-capacity magazines

The South Simcoe Police Service has arrested an Innisfil man and laid over 115 charges following a firearms investigation.

In February 2024, members of the department's criminal investigation bureau received information relating to a man who was believed to be purchasing and trafficking firearms without a proper licence.  

On Tuesday, March 5, officers took the man into custody. 

As part of the investigation, York Regional Police (YRP) assisted with the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the area of Webster Boulevard and Innisfil Beach Road. During a search of the home, officers located and seized 20 firearms, a large quantity of ammunition (about 5,000 rounds), and various prohibited devices including high-capacity magazines.

As a result of the investigation, Innisfil resident Diosdado "Sunny" Lagman, 52, was charged with over 115 criminal code offences, including utter threats to cause death, unauthorized possession of firearm, firearms trafficking, and unauthorized possession of a prohibited device.

The accused was held for a bail hearing.

This investigation is ongoing.

Investigators would like to recognize and thank members of the South Simcoe street crime, emergency response, K-9, and community mobilization and engagement units, forensic identification services, the Chief Firearms Office, Town of Innisfil bylaw staff, County of Simcoe and York Region paramedics, and members of the YRP emergency response unit for their assistance.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Det. Const. Dan Raymond at 705-436-2141 or 905-775-3311, ext. 1027, or [email protected]. They can also reach out to Crime Stoppers and leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-8477.