UPDATE: RCMP drug and human trafficking investigation nets conviction and seven-year sentence for Dominic Delisle

April 5, 2024
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

As a result of Project Badminton, a 30-month investigation led by RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime, in partnership with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary and the RCMP-RNC Joint Force Operation West (JFO West), Dominic Delisle has been sentenced to seven years incarceration, after pleading guilty to the following charges:

  • Obtaining Material Benefit from Sexual Services - Section 286 Criminal Code (CC)
  • Possession of Cocaine for the Purpose of Trafficking - Section 5(2) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose - Section 88 CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm - Section 91(1) CC
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Weapon - Section 92(2) CC
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm in a Vehicle - Section 94(1) CC
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition - Section 95(1) CC
  • Possession of a Firearm Contradictory to a Prohibition Order - Section 117 CC

With credit for time served since his arrest in 2022, Delisle has just over 1500 days left to serve. In addition, a lifetime firearms prohibition is imposed and he must submit to a mandatory DNA order.

The RCMP announced details of Project Badminton in September 2022: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/news/2022/rcmp-nl-project-badminton-disrupts-crime-group-engaged-drug-and-human-trafficking

RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime targets criminal activity involving national security, transnational and serious organized crime and cyber crime throughout the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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