Two charged after Toronto police seize loaded semi automatic assault style rifle

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A new Statistics Canada report says the national murder rate reached its highest point in a decade last year thanks to a spike in the number of deaths from guns and gangs. Seized firearms are seen on display during a Toronto Police Service press conference to update the public on the results of raids, which took place across the GTA on Thursday, in Toronto on Friday, June 22, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Goffin

Toronto police say they seized a loaded semi-automatic assault-style rifle along with two semi-automatic handguns on Sunday.

They say that officers searched two addresses and a vehicle associated with a 28-year-old man.

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Police say that at one of the addresses, they found and arrested two men _ one of whom they say gave false identification.

They say it turns out that man was wanted on multiple arrest warrants from police in London, Ont.

Investigators say that along with the guns and ammunition, they also found large quantities of cocaine and fentanyl.

They say two 28-year-old men _ one from Toronto and the other from London _ are facing a combined total of 45 charges.

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