Stockpile of weapons seized in Surrey
Aug 22, 2013 / 4:49 pm
A Surrey man who has a lifetime ban on possessing firearms was arrested Wednesday after 11 guns were seized from his home.
Investigators from B.C.’s Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, along with the RCMP, apprehended the 42-year-old man as he was leaving his home on the 10400 block of 140B Street. He was carrying two bags containing six new handguns still in their packaging, according to CFSEU-BC spokesman Sgt. Lindsey Houghton.
Police seized five more guns from his home, including two which were loaded, along with body armour, ammunition, firearm parts, suppressors and suppressor manufacturing tools.
The serial numbers had been removed from ten of the 11 guns, and investigators believe the guns were going to be sold to the highest bidder.
“This investigation is part of CFSEU-BC’s ongoing targeted enforcement initiatives against gangsters and their associates who have or are selling guns and putting everyone in our communities at risk,” Houghton said in a release. “The removal of guns and ammunition out of the hands of those who commit violence means that British Columbians are safer.”
The man has previously been convicted of various property-related crimes, driving offences, drug offences, and firearms offences, Houghton said. He is facing multiple firearms-related charges.
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