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Bomb suspect surrenders

One of the two men wanted in connection to a suspected bomb-making operation in Kamloops has turned himself in.

On Thursday, the Kamloops RCMP searched a home on Lorne Street and found firearms, bomb-making materials, cash and drugs inside. Neighbours were evacuated during the search after devices were found that were believed to be explosives. 

The search stemmed from a January incident on Badger Drive, when police responded to a home invasion and found evidence of criminal activity.

Three days later, police raided a home in Kamloops' Westsyde and found additional evidence. Cameron Cole, 35, used both residences.

Friday night, Cole turned himself into police. He remains in custody and faces the following charges:

  • Three counts of possession of a loaded prohibited or restricted firearm
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm, restricted firearm, or non-restricted firearm without a licence 
  • Storing a firearm illegally 
  • Possession of ammunition for the purposes of committing an offence 
  • Possession of a prohibited weapon
  • Two counts of possession of an improvised explosive device with intent to endanger life 
  • Two counts of possession of an improvised explosive device
  • Possession of a weapon/device/firearm while prohibited 

Charles Gerald Patrick, 62, was also charged in connection to the three raids. He remains at large.



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