The SPVM is continuing its efforts to remove illegal weapons from the streets. Two men have been arrested and five firearms have been seized in the past few hours, during two separate operations carried out in downtown Montreal and in the west of the metropolis.
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First, around 9:45 p.m., the police pinned a 30-year-old man to his residence in Dollard-des-Ormeaux.
The searches carried out in a vehicle, as well as in an apartment that the suspect "controlled" in the Dorval sector, led to the seizure of two handguns, a .12 caliber rifle, three magazines, a lot of ammunition, cocaine and various narcotic tablets.
Over a quarter of a million dollars in cash was also seized.
A few hours later, around 2 a.m., the police arrested an armed individual who was walking on the public road, near the intersection of Stanley and Sainte-Catherine streets West, downtown.
The bag the 24-year-old suspect was carrying contained two loaded 9mm handguns.
The two suspects apprehended in the context of these two separate interventions should appear at the Montreal courthouse on several counts.