‘Bio-energy therapist’ denies realizing about large gun cache

A self-proclaimed “bio-energy therapist” has tearfully denied realizing something concerning the 56 handguns, 12 lengthy weapons, 15,000 rounds of ammunition and $18 million price of cocaine, Fentanyl and crystal meth that police present in his two-bedroom condominium in south Etobicoke two years in the past.

On the time, Toronto police known as Daniel Dubajic’s arrest their greatest single-day seizure of weapons and medicines within the drive’s historical past.

Testifying at his trial on Wednesday, Dubajic lamented that quite than being acknowledged for his “power work” therapeutic folks — together with, he stated, many celebrities whose “most cancers goes away” — he’s since been miscast as “some big drug seller.”

Anybody his social media accounts would see pictures of the Toronto native along with his beloved canine, parrot and geese, he famous.

“I’ve two automobiles price subsequent to nothing, I’ve no cash … it doesn’t make any sense,” the 47-year-old, who has no legal document, testified in Superior Court docket on Wednesday.

Dubajic is charged with dozens of weapons and drug offences and faces attainable life in jail if prosecutors can persuade Justice Andras Schreck that he had “data and management” of the huge quantity of contraband present in his condominium within the two-storey constructing the place he has lived for about 20 years.

Dubajic testified he works as a painter and residential renovator and helps unload delivery containers however that he began supplementing his earnings by promoting small quantities of cocaine to associates a number of years in the past.

Over time, he instructed courtroom he has additionally rented out one of many two bedrooms in his unit. In Could 2020, he testified a long-time buddy requested if he would lease one of many bedrooms to a person he knew as “R.J.” who wanted a spot as a result of he was having hassle along with his spouse and wanted to retailer some issues. R.J. paid him $500 a month and moved in containers containing uncommon flavoured pop and trinkets he stated he’d imported from China, Dubajic stated, answering questions posed to him by his lawyer, Mitchell Worsoff.


Dubajic stated he gave R.J. keys to the condominium and bed room and R.J. saved it locked and by no means slept there. He was instructed by the constructing landlord and neighbour that R.J. would go out and in of the condominium when he wasn’t residence.

R.J. put an indication on the bed room door calling it “Vandelay Industries” — a reference to an invented import-export firm from an episode of “Seinfeld,” Dubajic defined in courtroom, mimicking the character George Costanza’s voice.

On Nov. 17, 2020, Toronto police, performing on suggestions from two confidential informants, obtained a search warrant for Dubajic’s residence, one in all 4 items within the constructing. Previous to the raid, officers conducting surveillance noticed two males carrying luggage into the constructing on two events.

Lower than an hour later, the officers busted down the condominium door and found the cache of weapons and medicines within the two bedrooms; Dubajic was arrested in the lounge the place he was on the sofa taking part in along with his two canine.

Calling it “the worst day of my life,” he testified he by no means noticed something unlawful within the second room rented by R.J. and didn’t see anybody enter the unit that day.

The entire weapons had been discovered within the second bed room.

Dubajic testified he’s by no means seen a gun, apart from in a police holster, on TV and his grandfather’s Second World Battle “trophy gun.”

Throughout cross-examination, prosecutor Erin Pancer steered Dubajic knew all concerning the medication within the second bed room, and a number of bricks of cocaine police present in his personal bed room.

“You knew he had the medication within the room and also you had been being paid the cocaine in your bed room,” she stated. Dubajic denied he was paid a storage charge, and stated his personal private seller left a major amount in his bed room.

“So that you’re telling us, in essence, that you just’re essentially the most unfortunate individual just about ever,” Pancer stated, referring to all of the cocaine left behind that “doesn’t belong to you.”

“I’m telling you what the info, what the reality is,” Dubajic stated.

Pancer requested Dubajic if he noticed any inconsistency in his testimony that he lives a holistic life whereas on the similar time telling courtroom he makes use of cocaine to assist with melancholy.

“Um, no, as a result of I’m not doing crystal meth, I’m not doing heroin, I’m not doing something that’s detrimental to your well being,” Dubajic responded.

Pancer stated that whereas Dubajic lives very frugally, the cash he was making was getting used to purchase bitcoin, which is why police didn’t discover any cash in his condominium.

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