Highway 17 Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms Arrests: Four Individuals Facing Serious Charges

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Highway 17 Traffic Stop Leads to Firearms Arrests: Four Individuals Facing Serious Charges

Revell Township, ON Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers from the Emergency Response Team and Dryden Detachment successfully apprehended four individuals following a traffic stop on Highway 17 in Revell Township, just west of Ignace. The stop, conducted for stunt driving, escalated when a loaded firearm was discovered in the vehicle.

Incident Details: Stunt Driving Stop Reveals Loaded Firearm

On October 6, 2023, around 10:15 a.m., members of the OPP Emergency Response Team and the Dryden Detachment pulled over a vehicle on Highway 17 in Revell Township. Subsequent investigation and a thorough vehicle search unveiled a loaded firearm in the possession of the occupants.

Charges Laid Under the Criminal Code of Canada

The following individuals have been arrested and are facing various charges under the Criminal Code of Canada:

Idd ABDIYUSUF, 19, Edmonton, Alberta:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Person
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

Prince SHEMA, 23, Labroqurie, Manitoba:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Person
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm

Trevor MULLA, 25, Blumenort, Manitoba:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Person
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Failure to comply with release order (two counts)

Mahad IBRAHINADAN, 22, Edmonton, Alberta:

  • Possession of Weapon for Dangerous Person
  • Careless storage of Firearm, Weapon, Prohibited device or ammunition
  • Unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Occupant of Motor Vehicle knowing there was Firearm
  • Possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Failure to comply with release order (two counts)

Legal Consequences Upon Conviction

If convicted, these charges carry severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines, as stipulated under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Court Proceedings and Future Appearance

All four accused individuals are currently in custody and are scheduled to appear in the Ontario Court of Justice in Kenora on October 10, 2023. The OPP remains committed to ensuring public safety and upholding the law, especially in cases involving dangerous weapons and criminal activities.

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