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Cocaine, Cash And Handgun Seized After Months Long Investigation

ONTARIO-A four-month Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) investigation in the Ottawa area has led to the seizure of approximately nine kilograms of suspected cocaine and numerous drug trafficking and firearms charges.

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Provincial Guns and Gangs Enforcement Team (PGNG) and uniform members of the Ottawa OPP Detachment, with assistance from the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Tactical Unit and Drug Unit, executed three search warrants in Ottawa and Kanata on June 14, 2024.

Officers say they seized the following:

  •         Approximately nine kilograms of suspected cocaine
  •        Approximately $47,000 CAD currency
  •         9mm loaded handgun with ammunition
  •         One vehicle as offence-related property

As a result of the investigation, Reyan Abdulkader, age 29 of Ottawa, has been charged with the following offences contrary to the Criminal Code and CDSA:

  •         Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  •         Possession of firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized
  •         Possession of loaded prohibited/restricted firearm
  •         Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  •         Occupant of a motor vehicle knowing there is a firearm
  •         Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  •         Possession for the purpose of trafficking in cocaine

The accused was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Ottawa on June 24, 2024.

Anyone with any information about the possession, manufacturing or trafficking of illegal drugs or firearms should contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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