UPDATE September 13th: The OPP issued a correction to a quote used in this article at 12:32 PM September 13th. We’ve updated the article to reflect this change.
According to OPP officers, two Ottawa residents have been arrested in South Grenville.
OPP Detective Inspector Lee Fulford, a member of the police service’s Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau, says the incident was a long time coming.
“As a result of a six-month firearms trafficking investigation led by the Ottawa Police Service and assisted by the Canada Border Services Agency, OPP officers from the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit and Grenville County Detachment executed a traffic stop on Highway 401, east of Prescott on September 7, 2022,” Fulford says. “Cornwall Police Service also assisted with enforcement action in the City of Cornwall.”
According to Fulford, 46 firearms were seized and two 31-year-olds from Ottawa are now facing charges, including possession of restricted firearms or ammunition, possession for the purpose of weapon trafficking, and careless storage of a firearm.
“Both accused were held in custody and are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brockville at a later date,” Fulford adds.