Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP charges man with multiple offences following traffic stop #CRSW

May 16, 2024
Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

Fifty-two-year-old Kamel Kharooba of Ontario was arrested by Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP on Saturday, May 11, 2024, following a traffic stop where a quantity of cocaine and paraphernalia were seized.

Just before 3:00 a.m., Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Kharooba's vehicle after noticing a burned-out headlight and failure to use a turn signal. Upon further investigation, police determined that Kharooba was driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle while prohibited by a Canada-wide restriction from a previous offence.

Furthermore, during the traffic stop, police located and seized a quantity of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Kharooba was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Operation while prohibited
  • Possession of controlled substance (cocaine)

The investigation is continuing.

RCMP NL continues to fulfill its mandate to protect public safety, enforce the law, and ensure the delivery of priority policing services in Newfoundland and Labrador.

This is Canada Road Safety Week. RCMP NL encourages motorists to practice safe driving on all roadways. Do your part by driving only when sober, following speed limits and having all required registration, insurance and licenses.


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