Ottawa

6 men face dozens of charges after street crime bust

Six people are facing dozens of charges after a six-month street gang investigation that netted about seven kilograms of powder cocaine, as well as marijuana, oxycodone pills and two handguns.

7 kilograms of cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, 2 handguns, nearly $35K in cash seized by police

Ottawa police seized seven kilograms of cocaine, two handguns and more during a weekend bust. 2:05

Six people are facing dozens of charges after a six-month street gang investigation that netted about seven kilograms of powder cocaine, as well as marijuana, oxycodone pills and two handguns.

Ottawa police seized seven kilograms of powder cocaine, two handguns, marijuana and oxycodone pills during a street gang bust over the weekend. (Steve Fischer/CBC)

The combined street-value estimate of the drugs is about $700,000. Police also seized nearly $35,000 in Canadian currency.

Ottawa police led the investigation into Crips gang activity, dubbed Project Apache, with help from police in Gatineau and Toronto. The project's name comes from the street nickname of one of the charged suspects.

Several warrants were executed between Friday and Monday.

The two seized handguns are a .45-calibre Llama Max and a Browning 9-mm, as well as ammunition.

Those charged are:

  • Adil Omer, 29, of Ottawa.
  • Abdullahi Egal, 21, of Ottawa.
  • Abdirahman Hussein, 27, of Gatineau.
  • Omar Alhamad, 21, of Ottawa.
  • Jerome Nahulan, 21, of Ottawa.
  • Mohammed Nour, 20, of Ottawa.