Drug Investigation Leads to Arrest and Gun Seizure

Posted On Thursday March 04, 2021

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) by the 3 District (Burlington) Street Crime Unit has seized a firearm and laid multiple charges in connection with a month-long drug investigation in Burlington.

On March 3, 2021, 23 year-old Abakar Bechir of Hamilton was arrested at a hotel in Hamilton. The following items were seized (see photo on our website) as a result of the investigation and a search warrant that was executed at a residence in Hamilton:

  • Glock 26 Gen4 handgun
  • 6 rounds of ammunition in a 10 round capacity magazine
  • 45 grams of cocaine
  • Approximately $35,000 CAN currency
  • 1 stun gun
  • 4 cell phones
  • 2 digital scales

Bechir has been charged with the following offences:

  • Trafficking a Controlled Substance (2 counts)
  • Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (2 counts)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm
  • Defaced Serial Number
  • Possession of Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Unauthorized Possession in Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm With Ammunition
  • Careless Storage, Handling, Transport of Firearm
  • Possession of Weapon For Dangerous Purpose (Firearm)
  • Possession of Weapon For Dangerous Purpose  (Stun Gun)
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited Weapon
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Over $5000

Bechir was held for bail pending a court appearance in Milton.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Detective Scott Heyerman of the 3 District Street Crime Unit at 905-825-4777 ext. 2342.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers. "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

Media Inquiries:

Halton Regional Police Service
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-825-4899
Email: corpcomm@haltonpolice.ca