A major police operation against firearms trafficking has been underway since Wednesday morning in Montreal and Montérégie.
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The operation is being carried out by officers from the Integrated Weapons Trafficking Team (ELITA), a joint team from the Sûreté du Québec (SQ), the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
Several searches and arrests were carried out in the areas of Delson, Saint-Amable, Longueuil and Montreal in order to neutralize a firearms trafficking network.
The targeted suspects are believed to have ties to street gangs that operate primarily in Montreal, a region rocked by several episodes of gun violence, according to a statement from the SQ.
The SQ specifies that anyone with information related to the possession, trafficking or use of firearms can call the CENTAURE information line at 1-833-888-ARME (2763).