Project Sabotage: Guns and drugs seized, 16 people charged
(Ottawa) – Project Sabotage, a six month Guns and Gangs Unit-led investigation into gun and drug trafficking in the city of Ottawa has resulted in 16 people charged with multiple offences. 13 people have been arrested so far.
The covert and undercover investigation involved the use of a police agent.
The investigation led to the execution of 14 search warrants at addresses across the region, beginning Thursday morning with Gatineau Police, Sûreté du Québec, RCMP and other OPS investigative sections assisting.
“Gun violence is an enforcement priority for our Service. This important Guns and Gangs investigation targeted gun and drug trafficking in our community,” said Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. “This project will have a significant impact on gang and illicit trafficking operations and we will continue with these efforts to ensure the safety of the public.”
Officers seized 24 firearms including semi-automatic weapons, long guns, handguns (both revolvers and semi auto pistols) and ammunition. Narcotics (cocaine and Fentanyl patches) were also seized along with a drug press and cash. In one case a semi-automatic weapon was modified with a bump stock.
“Project Sabotage addresses illegal gun and drug trafficking through enforcement and suppression,” said Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Staff Sergeant Tim Hodgins. “Enforcement projects like Sabotage are a vital tool for helping to reduce gun trafficking and reduce gun violence in our city.”
Project Sabotage resulted in the following persons being charged:
Mishaal ALSHAMMIRY CDSA charges – 6
Male 29, of Gatineau
Male 22, of Ottawa
Anthony PREST-GUIDO CC (firearms) charges – 20
Male 23, of Ottawa
Male 25, of Ottawa
Male 26, of Ottawa CC (firearms) charges – 3
Male, 40 of Ottawa
Abdulazziz AL-ENZI CDSA charges – 2
Male, 30 of Ottawa
Male, 24 of Ottawa CC (firearms) charges – 1
Male, 28 of Ottawa
Tarentino DACOSTA CC (firearms) charges – 33
Male, 24 of Ottawa
Dominik MONTIGIRAUD CC (firearms) – 24
Male, 25, of Ottawa
Male, 42, of Gatineau
Miles KEMPFFER-HOSSACK CC (firearms) charges – 29
Male, 20 of Gatineau
Osman KASSAR CDSA charges – 1
Male, 28, of Ottawa
*Wanted on an Arrest Warrant
All of the accused appeared in Show Cause Court yesterday.