Quebec Police Conducted A Major Firearms & Narcotics Search In Saint-Henri On Wednesday

The search led to one arrest and the seizure of various items.

Staff Writer
Quebec Police Conducted A Major Firearms & Narcotics Search In Saint-Henri On Wednesday

Quebec police officers, including officers from the Sûreté du Québec and Service de police de la Ville de Montréal, joined forces on Wednesday, December 1 to conduct a search for firearms and narcotics in Montreal's Saint-Henri area.

Together, these officers make up the integrated weapons trafficking team, whose goal is to combat firearms trafficking and gun violence.

The search this group conducted came as "the result of an investigation initiated in March in relation to drug trafficking and prohibited firearms in Montreal," a press release from the SPVM reads.

On Thursday, December 2, police released an update about the search, which led to one arrest and the seizure of a handgun, a large capacity magazine, ammunition and more than $1,500 cash.

"During this operation, the police also arrested an 18-year-old man. He is scheduled to appear in court today at the Montreal Courthouse. Three other persons were also met by the police and released pending further investigation," the update read.

This operation was part of Quebec police's CENTAURE strategy against gun violence, which "has the mandate of ensuring constant pressure on organized crime and thus actively fighting against illegal firearms trafficking in Quebec."

“CENTAURE allows the Sûreté du Québec and all partner police forces to maximize their efforts at the national, regional and local levels targeting the supply, importation, distribution and illegal possession of firearms."

Police ask that if you ever have any information related to the possession, trafficking or use of firearms, you communicate such information to the CENTAURE information line at 1-833-888-ARME (2763).

This article’s cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

A Laval man was fined $1,996 for speeding on Saturday night. The driver was stopped for driving an entire 114 km/h above the speed limit.

The driver was not identified, except to say that he was a 23-year-old man from Laval. He currently faces $1,996 in tickets and 24 demerit points. His driver's license has been suspended for seven days.

Keep Reading Show less

Tensions have been running high in Quebec as the province contends with the latest COVID-19 wave. And at an SAQ on Thursday, it apparently came to blows.

"At 6:00 p.m., there was a 9-1-1 call made for a conflict between a customer and an employee in a store location on Pie-IX Boulevard," said Caroline Chevrefils, a spokesperson representing the Montreal police.

Keep Reading Show less

In the midst of all the concerns involving the rise in gun violence in Montreal, the Sûreté du Québec faced a troubling situation this weekend regarding a missing weapon.

A service firearm seems to have disappeared from one of the Quebec police stations on Saturday, January 15, and since then, a major investigation has been underway to try to shed light on this incident, which remains unsolved as of the time of publication.

Keep Reading Show less

A 17-Year-Old Was Shot & Killed In Montreal's Plateau

It was the city's first homicide of 2022.

A 17-year-old young man has died following gunfire in the Plateau-Mont-Royal Thursday evening, Montreal police confirmed Friday morning. It was the city's first homicide of 2022.

SPVM spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant told MTL Blog that authorities received a 911 call about gunshots heard on rue Roy near rue Rivard at around 7:00 p.m. Officers found the teenager with a gunshot wound to the upper body when they arrived.

Keep Reading Show less