Two men charged with unauthorized manufacturing and unlawful possession of a firearm

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OTTAWA —The Ottawa Police Guns and Gangs Unit seized a crime gun and arrested two men following the execution of a search warrant in the 1-100 block of Palmadeo Drive on May 23.

The search resulted in the seizure of information indicating how to construct a machine pistol, a partially-constructed machine pistol and several blank rounds used for testing purposes.

Furthermore, the officers discovered a makeshift machine shop in the garage of the residence.


Hazem Elashry, 18 and Andi Iacob, 20, both of Ottawa, were charged with:

  •       Unauthorised Manufacture of a firearm
  •       Unlawful possession of a Firearm


IACOB was further charged with breaching a probation order in relation to a similar offence.

This weapon is one of 52 crime guns seized in Ottawa so far this year.

They were both expected to appear in court today.

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