Importation of prohibited firearms devices: a Val-des-Monts, Quebec man charged

Val-des-Monts, Quebec – Last Wednesday, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Quebec arrested 51-year-old Raymond Têtu of Val-des-Monts following an investigation into the importation of prohibited firearms devices.

Members of the RCMP Airport and Federal Investigations Detachment executed a search warrant of Raymond Têtu’s home. They seized various firearms and prohibited devices. They also seized counterfeit US bank notes and drugs, believed to be cocaine. A second residence located in Gatineau was also searched and various firearms were also seized.

Thompson sub-machine gun seized
(RCMP) Thompson sub-machine gun seized

A total of 18 firearms were seized, including an assault rifle and a Thompson sub-machine gun. Four gun silencers and a few thousand dollars of counterfeit US bank notes were also seized.The searches were conducted in collaboration with the Service de la sécurité publique de la MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais and the Service de police de la Ville de Gatineau.

Assault rifle seized
(RCMP) Assault rifle seized
Counterfeit US money seized
(RCMP) Counterfeit US money seized

Raymond Têtu appeared yesterday at the Gatineau courthouse. He has been charged with possession of prohibited devices, importation of prohibited devices, possession of counterfeit US money and other related offenses. He will remain in custody until his next court appearance. Further charges may be laid after analysis of the evidence gathered during the searches.

Quebec RCMP

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