Cornwall Police Service

Media Release - Search Warrant

Published on February 23, 2024




Cornwall, ON – On the evening of Feb. 21, 2024, the Cornwall Police Service (CPS) conducted a search warrant in the 400 block of Marlborough Street.

During the course of the search, investigators from the Criminal Investigation Division (CID), with the assistance from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), located and seized several firearms and a quantity of drugs.

“Thanks to exemplary efforts of the Cornwall Emergency Response Team (CERT), supported by Brockville Emergency Response, and the CPS CID, our community is a safer place today with these drugs and weapons off our streets,” said OIC – D/S/Sgt. Tracey Pilon.

Ali Almaliki, 25, of Ottawa, has been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the purpose of trafficking – cocaine
  • Four counts fail to comply with probation order
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Two counts breach of firearms regulation – store firearm or restricted weapon
  • Two counts possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Two counts occupant of motor vehicle knowing there was a firearm
  • Possession of prohibited or restricted firearm with ammo
  • Two counts possession of a prohibited device or ammunition
  • Possession of firearm or ammunition contrary to prohibition order

In addition to the charges laid as a result of the search warrant, it is alleged the man was bound by probation orders with the relevant conditions to not possess any drug trafficking paraphernalia, to not possess any weapons and to keep the peace and be of good behaviour. He was held for a bail hearing.

The investigation continues.


In partnership with diverse communities, we are committed to the pursuit of excellence and keeping our city safe.


Media Contact:
Rodney Wilson
Cornwall Police Service
Phone: 613-933-5000 x 2721 

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