MIL-OSI Security: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu — Two individuals face charges for importing firearms

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Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

An RCMP investigation has led to charges being laid against two individuals in connection with illegal importation of ghost guns from the United States. Stacy St-Pierre, 42, and Ruby Sharma, 45, both from Pointe-des-Cascades, are being charged with the following:

  • Possession for purpose of weapons trafficking (CC 100(2))
  • Importing or exporting knowing it is unauthorized (CC 103(1)(a))

According to an investigation by officers from the Champlain Integrated Border Enforcement Team, the two individuals smuggled six semi-automatic pistols across the land border through the municipality of Lacolle. The handguns in question, privately manufactured Glock-style Polymer 80s without serial numbers, are prohibited in Canada.

The two individuals are scheduled to appear at the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu courthouse on April 4.

Curbing the proliferation of firearms in Canada

The RCMP helps combat firearms on a multitude of fronts, including by investigating firearm and firearm part imports in collaboration with its national and international partners. Various mechanisms are in place to detect and disrupt the illegal activities of criminal groups or individuals. If you have any information about illegal possession or trafficking of firearms or other illicit activities, contact the RCMP at 1-800-771-5401.

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