Police operation in a drug trafficking case: search on Dempsey Street in Fort-Coulonge
Article published on 9 April 2021
logo imprimer
Noter cet article :
0 vote

The Escouade régionale mixte (ERM) Outaouais, in collaboration with the Gatineau Police Department carried out an operation on Wednesday relating to drug trafficking in the region of Gatineau, Kazabazua, Fort-Coulonge and Saint-Lin–Laurentides.

The police carried out 16 searches targeting eight residences and eight vehicles on chemin Proulx, rue Notre-Dame, rue de Condé and rue Bridge, in Gatineau, rue Dempsey, in Fort-Coulonge, chemin de la Gare d’Aylwin, in Kazabazua as well as on rue du Parc, in Saint-Lin – Laurentides.

During these searches, the police seized:

• Almost 3.5 kilos of cocaine;
• Over $ 82,000 in Canadian dollars;
• 7 vehicles seized as infringing goods;
• A loaded handgun;
• An electric pulse weapon;
• A bulletproof jacket;
• Brass knuckles;
• 10 cell phones;
• Items used for drug trafficking

Seven men aged between 26 and 56 and a 42-year-old woman were arrested and subsequently released on warning. The address and identity of the person searched in Fort-Coulonge has not been disclosed.

Those arrested will have to return to court at a later date at the Gatineau courthouse. They could face several charges of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, drug trafficking and firearms offenses. The investigation was initiated in October 2020 following information received from the public and shows that the suspects are linked to the motorcycle group the Devils Ghosts. The ERM Outaouais is made up of the Sûreté du Québec and the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau. The ERMs are partnerships between police services whose objective is to pool resources to better fight organized crime, in all regions of Quebec.

The Sûreté du Québec reminds that any information relating to drug trafficking can be communicated at any time, in a confidential manner, to the Criminal Information Center of the Sûreté du Québec at 1 800 659-4264.

Les Nouvelles du Pontiac

Litchfield now has at least one case

18 May 2021

The number of active cases has fallen again for the Pontiac Local Health Network (RLS), currently indicating 11 active cases. In total, the RLS Pontiac has had 335 cases since the start of the pandemic. Despite everything, a new municipality in the MRC Pontiac has appeared on the statistics (...)

lire la suite

“Some measures necessary, others not, but above all a lot of questions” -André Fortin

18 May 2021

Introduced last week, the Legault government's Bill 96 entitled Loi sur la langue officielle et commune du Québec, received attention. Some entrepreneurs in the region fear that this law will result in fines for their businesses, other citizens also fear that this bill does not go far enough to (...)

lire la suite

Report of the SQ for the territory of the MRC Pontiac from May 10 to 16

18 May 2021

Here is a summary of the activities and events that took place on the territory of the MRC Pontiac. For legal and security reasons and in order not to compromise ongoing investigations, certain events and activities cannot be included. Monday May 10 • Collision damage to property, route 148, (...)

lire la suite

William Amos announces that 1,500 affordable housing units will be built or acquired and renovated in Quebec

18 May 2021

The MP for Pontiac, William Amos, announced that 1,500 affordable housing units will be built or acquired and renovated in Quebec thanks to a group of investors made up of the Government of Canada, the Government of Quebec, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, Ivanhoé Cambridge and several other (...)

lire la suite

The 2021 edition of the Fort-Coulonge International Women's Film Festival is canceled

17 May 2021

There will be no 2021 edition of the Fort-Coulonge International Women's Film Festival this summer, according to the project manager Suzanne Vallières-Nollet. “Announced at the beginning of April, this edition marked the comeback of the event after a year of absence in 2020. However, the (...)

lire la suite

The mayor of Île-du-Grand-Calumet will have a hearing before the CMQ next September

17 May 2021

The hearing of the mayor of Île-du-Grand-Calumet, Serge Newberry, at the Commission municipale du Québec, has been set for September 7 to 10. Serge Newberry is cited in ethics before the Commission municipale du Québec (CMQ) for events that allegedly occurred from the start of his mandate in (...)

lire la suite


Advertising