Laval police seized a 20-year-old man and three firearms last week in a bid to stem the urban violence phenomenon in their area.
Defendant Mac Ahern was arrested on January 12 and faces a charge of gun possession. He will remain in detention pending his appearance.
Following violent incidents on Laval territory, the Laval Police Service (SPL) had obtained a search warrant aimed at a house in the Sainte-Rose neighborhood.
On the spot, his agents confiscated three firearms and about fifty ammunition. They also found narcotics and nearly $5,000 in cash.
“This operation reaffirms the SPL’s commitment to combating urban violence related to firearms, thereby reducing rampant crime in Laval,” police said in a press release.
Since the beginning of the year, the SPL has disposed of six firearms and arrested three people directly or indirectly linked to the events, including the latter.
Mac Ahern’s case will be referred back to the Quebec Court on January 24.