Drugs, loaded gun seized by London police
The London Police Service provided this image of an assault rifle and ammunition seized by police in London, Ont. on Monday, June 9, 2014.
London police say two men have been charged after a loaded gun and over $11,000 in drugs and cash were seized from vehicles on Monday.
Around 1:40 p.m., the drivers of two vehicles were arrested in the area Wilkins Street and Sandringham Crescent as part of a drug investigation. There were no passengers in the vehicles.
Following a search of the vehicles, police seized:
- 34.9 g of cocaine valued at $3,480
- 1.9 g of marijuana valued at $20
- one 40mg oxycontin valued at $20
- approximately $8,000 cash
- Justright Carbine Semi-Automatic 9mm assault rifle
- three 9mm assault rifle magazines
- over 300 rounds of ammunition
The vehicles themselves were also seized, a 2002 Acura RSX valued at $2,000 and a 2014 Dodge Caravan valued at $20,000.
Two London men have been charged as a result of the investigation.
Youssiff Habash, 31, of London has been charged with possessing a Schedule II substance and possessing a Schedule I substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Ali Bhatti, 20, also of London, is facing 14 charges related to the firearm and ammunition, as well as unlawfully possessing a Schedule I substance and possessing a Schedule II substance for the purpose of trafficking.
Both were being held in custody pending a court appearance on Tuesday.