Two men caught building homemade gun in Nepean

NEPEAN —The Ottawa police Guns and Gangs Unit seized a crime gun and arrested two men following the execution of a search warrant in the 1-100 block of Palmadeo Dr. last Saturday (May 23).

“The search resulted in the seizure of information indicating how to construct a machine pistol, a partially-constructed machine pistol and several blank rounds used for testing purposes,” the Ottawa Police Service released in a statement. “Furthermore, the officers discovered a makeshift machine shop in the garage of the residence.”

Hazem Elashry, 18-years-old and Andi Iacob, 20-years-old, both of Ottawa, were charged with:

Unauthorised Manufacture of a firearm

Unlawful possession of a Firearm

Iacob was further charged with breaching a probation order in relation to a similar offence.

This weapon is one of 52 crime guns seized in Ottawa so far this year.

“We encourage everyone to report firearm offences by contacting the Ottawa police Guns and Gangs Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5050,” the OPS said.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at