The Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) has arrested eight people and confiscated 19 firearms in recent days as part of an operation to reduce gun violence.
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The three strikes took place on January 12th, 18th and 25th. The first took place at an apartment building in north Montreal, where police seized guns and drugs.
Jacob Raymond Santesso and Katiana Murat Prophete, both 27, were arrested during the first operation. They are charged with possession of prohibited firearms, drug trafficking and breaking a prescription.
The second operation, which took place at a home in Beaconsfield, saw numerous firearms and knives confiscated, while two men were arrested, brothers Douglas and Gordon Mac-Neil, both aged 57. They are charged with possession of firearms and possession of prohibited weapons with ammunition.
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The third operation took place simultaneously in LaSalle and Châteauguay. It led to the arrests of four people, including Jeremiah Caterson Sampson, 30, and Kyle Chad Grabowsky, 37, also known as Mayo and K-Irish.
The two men are accused of possession of weapons and possession of narcotics. Several weapons and various drugs were seized at the scene.