Police arrest four people, seize drugs, guns, pill press in major bust

Three men and a woman, all in their 20s, are facing a slew of drug trafficking, weapons and conspiracy charges following a major drug bust.

After an investigation that began in November 2016, Ottawa Police say they executed warrants across the city Tuesday, arresting the four suspects.

Police say they seized items including a pill press capable of making 20,000 pills an hour and enough drugs to make 600,000 counterfeit pills.

Most of the pills seized are believed to be Ecstasy, though an unknown powder was also found.

Brian Nguyen, 28, is facing 9 drug trafficking charges, 12 weapons charges, as well as charges of conspiracy and possession of the proceeds of crime. He’s being held in custody, pending a show cause hearing.

Calvin Tan, 24, is facing 3 drug trafficking charges, one count of weapons dangerous, as well as charges of conspiracy and possession of the proceeds of crime.

Nabil Zazay, 24, is facing one conspiracy charge.

Allison Hayes, 27, is facing 6 drug trafficking charges, and four weapons charges.

Tan, Zazay, and Hayes have been released on a promise to appear in court.

Two other men connected to this case are still at large. They are 27 and 32 years old, but police did not name them.

The following items were seized:

  • Pill press
  • 1 Sawed-off Remington 870 shotgun
  • Smith & Wesson .40 cal semi-automatic with extra magazine and 400 rounds of ammunition.
  • 2 Cocaine presses
  • Pills - believed to be methylenedioxymethamphetamine - MDMA ("Ecstasy").
  • Cocaine
  • Marijuana and Hashish
  • Steroids
  • U/k powder - to be analyzed
  • Drug packaging and paraphernalia
  • Canadian Currency
  • Financial records for vehicles and residences
  • Cellular phones
  • Computers and data storage devices
  • 2014 Audi S8 Sedan
  • 2004 BMW 535i

Police shared photos of the items seized here.

Anyone with information regarding drug complaints is encouraged to contact the Ottawa Police at 613-236-1222 ext. 7300. Reports can be made online at https://www.ottawapolice.ca/en/contact-us/Online-Reporting.asp. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police app.