An RCMP investigation has led to charges laid against two alleged firearms traffickers. Jordan Madden, 29, and Joshua Madden, 31, of Vaudreuil-Dorion, are facing seven charges related to possession, storage, trafficking and transfer of firearms. They will appear at the Valleyfield Courthouse on March 3.
On November 30, the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) made a major firearms seizure at a residence in Vaudreuil-Dorion. The aim of this operation was to neutralize the illegal activities of the individuals under investigation. A quick response led to the discovery of a large armoury at the home of the two accused. Police seized 37 firearms, weapon parts and military accessories, more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, approximately 200 high-capacity magazines and right-wing ideological material. The National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) also responded to the scene due to the size of the arsenal.
Illegal arms market
In November 2022, INSET began an investigation in response to packages intercepted by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Collaboration between Canada Post and the RCMP identified a pattern of suspicious activity concerning packages addressed to Jordan and Joshua Madden from firearms and military equipment stores.
The accused were sourcing from a variety of online platforms belonging to legitimate companies and illegal sellers internationally. The guns were then sold on the Canadian illegal market.
Curbing the proliferation of firearms in Canada
The RCMP contributes to combatting firearms on a number of fronts, including by investigating importation of firearm and firearm parts in collaboration with domestic and international partners. Various mechanisms are in place to detect and disrupt the illegal activities of criminal groups or individuals. The RCMP continues in its efforts to curb the proliferation of firearms in Canada.