Longueuil: search of an individual suspected of arms trafficking

Longueuil : search of an individual suspected of arms trafficking

The police officers of the Integrated Arms Trafficking Team (EILTA), in line with the CENTAURE provincial strategy, conduct a search in Longueuil on the South Shore of Montreal.

The operation aims to search for evidence in the home of an individual suspected of firearms trafficking. The items that will be seized could help demonstrate the suspect's involvement in criminal activity.

The individual involved in this case is a 45-year-old man, who was arrested on the spot. He could face gun trafficking charges.

“These are the only details we have at the moment as the search is still ongoing,” told Metro Audrey-Anne Bilodeau, sergeant and information officer at the Sûreté du Québec. The type of charges the man might face will depend on the amount of guns seized that night. The prosecutor will decide. ”

This operation is the result of a collaboration between the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the Quebec Security, which began in November.

Series of searches in Longueuil

During the month of December, multiple simultaneous searches against a major drug trafficking network, mainly cocaine and crack, were carried out by agents from the Longueuil agglomeration police service (SPAL), on their territory. Seven places had been searched by the SPAL but no arrests had been made.

These searches follow a first series of such operations carried out on November 18 during the Mackerel Project. Two firearms and a large quantity of narcotics had been seized that day.


​​The CENTAURE strategy has for mandate to ensure constant pressure on organized crime and thus, actively fight against the trafficking in illegal firearms in Quebec. CENTAURE allows the Sûreté du Québec as well as all partner police forces to maximize their efforts at the national, regional and local levels targeting the supply, import, distribution and illegal possession of firearms. .

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