One of the guns seized, a semi-automatic SKS rifle, had been altered to include an aftermarket synthetic stock as well as a prohibited 21-round magazine. (West Shore RCMP)

Three firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammunition seized by West Shore RCMP

One semi-automatic rifle altered with aftermarket synthetic stock and prohibited 21-round magazine

While carrying out a weapons trafficking investigation in the West Shore area on March 2, the West Shore RCMP’s crime reduction unit seized three firearms as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition.

The crime reduction unit – whose mandate is to target drug dealers and prolific offenders on the West Shore – identified a man believed to be attempting to trade a firearm or firearms for street drugs.

The investigation led them to execute a search warrant at a residence in Langford where three firearms, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition, were seized. All firearms and ammunition where stored in an unsafe manner contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

ALSO READ: West Shore RCMP seize 14 grams of suspected opioid in Langford

One of the guns, a semi-automatic SKS rifle, had been altered to include an aftermarket synthetic stock as well as a prohibited 21-round magazine.

“This seizure of firearms and ammunition is a direct result of street-level drug trafficking. The dangers of drug trafficking effect all communities in the Victoria area,” said Const. David MacDonald, a member of the unit. “The West Shore crime reduction unit will continue to aggressively investigate drug traffickers.”

ALSO READ: West Shore RCMP undertaking 17 child porn investigations

The investigation is ongoing with evidence remaining to be examined.

A report recommending charges of weapons trafficking and unsafe storage of a firearm will be forwarded to Provincial Court at a later date.


 

keri.coles@blackpress.ca

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Indonesian artist coming for Quadra Island residency

Ipong Purnama Sidhi will arrive this week for one month stay with two local artists

B.C. group on the hunt for Cadboro Bay sea monster

British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club investigating reports of Cadborosaurus

Victoria arcade lands one of the ‘rarest games in the world’

More than 20 vintage games featured at Quazar’s Arcade

Mommy’s Inside Voice: Ice cream can soothe even the worst days

Mommy’s Inside Voice is a biweekly column by Amie Jay, a Vancouver Island mother of three

Behind the pump: Multiple factors causing high gas prices in B.C.

This summer is shaping up to be a long and painful one at the gas pumps

Kelowna RCMP interrogation video brings home reality in ‘visceral way’: former TRC chairman

Video of Mountie interrogating young Indigenous woman disclosing sexual abuse under fire

Update: Mother dead, child in critical condition after carbon monoxide poisoning at Shuswap campground

The woman was found unresponsive insider her tent and the youth was taken via air ambulance to hospital

Canada’s parole officers say correctional system has reached breaking point

About half of Canada’s federal parole officers work inside penitentiaries and correctional institutions

Montreal researchers create audible hockey puck for visually impaired players

Three years ago, Gilles Ouellet came up with the idea for a puck that makes a continuous sound

Former B.C. Greyhound bus drivers head to Penticton for goodbye party

Big bash runs until Sunday, funded by drink cans left behind on busses over the years

Boy, 12, arrested after allegedly pulling a knife on another child at a Surrey park

The child was later released into his parents’ custody as Surrey RCMP continue their investigation

Full-scale search underway for missing kayaker on Okanagan Lake

Kelowna Paddle Centre member Zygmunt Janiewicz, 71, failed to return from his ‘daily kayak’ on the lake

Bucks hammer Raptors 125-103 to take 2-0 playoff series lead

Toronto heads home in a hole after second loss to Milwaukee

Salmon Arm man dies in ‘chain reaction of collisions’ on Coquihalla: RCMP

The two accidents near the Coldwater Interchange closed Highway 5 for hours

Most Read