Men with firearm prohibitions arrested with guns

Two men, prohibited from possessing firearms, have been charged with possessing firearms.

Glock 17On April 13, 2012, members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia stopped a Pontiac Montana van in New Westminster. Officers noted a strong odor of fresh marijuana and arrested the occupants for possession of a controlled substance.

A further search revealed a hidden compartment inside the vehicle. Two loaded hand guns, a 9 mm Glock and Sterling .25 mm were located inside a secret compartment and were seized by police.

Facing seven counts each of firearms-related charges including possession of a firearm while prohibited are; Christopher William CHAND, 39, of Vancouver and Gordon John MOJZES, 36, of Vancouver.

CFSEU-BC arrested Mr. Chand in December 2010, in Vancouver on three charges including assault, theft of a motor vehicle and breach of recognizance after a firearm was seized by Burnaby RCMP from Chand’s residence on November 29, 2010.

Chand was on bail at the time he was arrested by CFSEU-BC. He is well-known to investigators having been previously arrested in possession of firearms in another case.

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