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Two men arrested in West Island drug bust

The Montreal Police logo is seen on a police car in Montreal on July 8, 2020. Montreal police homicide investigators say they've arrested a suspect in Nova Scotia in connection with an October 2021 homicide. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Two men are facing various drug and gun-related charges following a police raid in the West Island.

Montreal police said a 50-year-old man was arrested after his vehicle and home on Lake Street in Dollard-des-Ormeaux were searched.

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In a press release, the SPVM said several firearms, including three 9mm caliber handguns with magazines and a Cobray submachine gun were seized.

Investigators also seized 42 kg of bulk marijuana valued at approximately $100,000, ammunition, methamphetamine and Viagra pills, and nearly $7,000 in cash.

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A 72-year-old man, who was present in the home during the bust is also facing charges.

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Police said a tip from the public that prompted the investigation leading to the arrests.

The 50-year-old is expected to appear in court later in the day on Thursday.

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