A “heavily armed” man arrested in Dollard-des-Ormeaux

A man suspected of drug trafficking and “heavily armed” has just been arrested by the Montreal police. At the same time, she seized four firearms and various quantities of narcotics in her vehicle and her home in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.

Posted at 7:33 p.m.
Updated at 7:57 p.m.

Henri Ouellette-Vezina

Henri Ouellette-Vezina
The Press

This new police strike was carried out earlier this week, Wednesday, by investigators from the Multisectoral Team Dedicated to Firearms (EMAF) in the South West sector.

In short, three 9 mm caliber handguns with magazines and a Cobray submachine gun were found during the search, which took place at the suspect’s home on Lake Street, in Dollard-des-Ormeaux. Authorities also report having seized no less than 42 kg of bulk marijuana, which would be worth approximately $100,000. Ammunition, methamphetamine tablets, Viagra and $7,000 in cash were also collected by the officers.

The man arrested by the police, whose identity is not yet known at this stage, is 50 years old. He appeared Thursday before a judge at the Montreal courthouse.

In addition, another man who was on the scene when the police arrived, who is 72 years old, was also pinned down by the authorities. The duo should face “several counts” in connection with the possession of firearms as well as drug trafficking, indicated the SPVM.

A sign that public collaboration is crucial in the fight against armed violence, the police force recalls that it was a citizen report “provided to the police” that triggered the investigation into this case, and made it possible to arrest the two men.

Anyone with relevant information related to such an event is invited to contact 911, their neighborhood station, or the confidential and anonymous center of Info-Crime Montreal, by dialing 514-393-1133. A reporting form can also be completed online.

The whole thing comes as the Montreal Forum for the fight against armed violence ended Thursday in Montreal. Mayor Valérie Plante’s administration announced that it will invest $7.4 million in initiatives targeting young people and their families. During the forum, it was raised in particular that armed violence should be treated as a public health crisis, which is exacerbated by the pandemic, by social inequalities and by social networks.

With Isabelle Ducas, The Press

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