RCMP Conducts Search At Valcartier Military Base Near Quebec City | CBC News


National security enforcement team conducted search warrants at the military base northwest of Quebec City.

RCMP says there were no arrests and no one is in custody

Rachel Watts · CBC News

· Posted: Jan 11, 2024 4:05 PM EST | Last Updated: January 11

The RCMP has carried out a search at the CFB Valcartier military base which is located 25 kilometres northwest of Quebec City. (Radio-Canada)The RCMP’s counter-terrorism team has carried out a search at CFB Valcartier, a military base northwest of Quebec City.

The integrated national security enforcement team executed the search warrant on Wednesday and Thursday.

The group tracks, deters, disrupts and prevents criminal activities of terrorist groups.

Erique Gasse, a spokesperson for the RCMP, says the investigation involved an employee of the military base as well as an outside vehicle. 

The team also conducted a search at another address in the region but would not say if the searches are still ongoing. 

Gasse confirmed the RCMP has the Canadian Armed Forces’ full co-operation.

“As the investigation is ongoing, we are unable to provide further details on the allegations or the nature of the operation,” Gasse wrote in an email.

There have been no arrests but people are being questioned. No individuals are in custody.

In an emailed statement, a spokesperson with National Defence said the military police are supporting the RCMP.


Rachel Watts is a journalist with CBC News in Quebec City. Originally from Montreal, she enjoys covering stories in the province of Quebec. You can reach her at rachel.watts@cbc.ca.

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