UPDATE - PROJECT CAMELOT - 2023-06-06 AT 2:15 PM
William Thomas WEBBER, 42, from Vaughan (Ont.), was arrested at his residence. He is scheduled to appear at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse on June 7, 2023.
This morning, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Longueuil police department (SPAL) conducted an operation targeting an alleged cocaine trafficking network that reportedly operated in Quebec, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. The investigation, initiated by the SPAL in the beginning of 2022, was led by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU). One individual was arrested and charged with cocaine trafficking and conspiracy:
- Michael DUGUAY-HALLÉ, 37, from Terrebonne (Que.)
Four other individuals are wanted on Canada-wide arrest warrants for charges in this file:
- Benoit DAVID, 52, from Laval (Que.)
- Adham HAOUILI, 41, from Laval (Que.)
- William Thomas WEBBER, 42, from Vaughan (Ont.)
- Judith ZAYAS-BAZAN, 56, from Laval (Que.)
The investigation shows that cocaine was transported by seaplane from the Toronto and Montréal regions to St. John's, Newfoundland. The aircraft was seized, along with 10 kg of cocaine, 3 firearms and around $32,000.
Mr. David and Ms. Zayas-Bazan are also facing charges related to unauthorized firearm possession. Michael Duguay-Hallé is scheduled to appear at the Saint-Hyacinthe courthouse on June 7, 2023.
About the CFSEU
With the participation of local, national and international partners, the CFSEU conducts high-level criminal investigations to curb the proliferation and development of organized crime in Quebec. Organized crime extends beyond borders and is constantly developing new ways to thwart the law. The CFSEU uses innovative investigative techniques and plays a vital role in the RCMP's response to organized crime.
About the EMSECO
EMSECO is the SPAL's Équipe Mobile Spécialisée en Enquête du Crime Organisé [mobile team specialized in organized crime investigations]. Since 2010, EMSECO's mandate has been to combat organized crime involved in criminal activity affecting the agglomeration of Longueuil. Thanks to the cooperation of its partners and the public, the team also targets offenders who benefit from the proceeds of crime. EMSECO's main business lines are weapons, drugs and offence-related property.
Appeal to the public
Do you have information on the illegal activities of individuals or groups of individuals? Contact the RCMP at 514 939-8300/1 800 771-5401 or your local police department.