Prince George Search Warrant Results In Significant Gun Seizure
An investigation by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia’s (CFSEU-BC) North District office has resulted in a significant seizure of guns, ammunition, and prohibited firearms-related devices.
CFSEU-BC’s North District office has been investigating information that there was a residence in the Prince George area where a number of guns were being hidden. As the investigation progressed, further information indicated that this residence may be associated to one or more Prince George-area gang members.
On March 6th, 2014 CFSEU-BC North District investigators, with help from the Prince George RCMP Detachment and RCMP North District Police Dog Services, executed a search warrant on a residence located in the 2300 block Noranda RoadWest in Prince George.
This search warrant resulted in the seizure of seven handguns including a 9 mm Glock semi-automatic pistol, a .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol, a .44 magnum revolver, and an M12 machine pistol with a silencer. In addition to the handguns, 11 rifles were seized including three SKS semi-automatic military-style rifles, two .22 calibre Mossberg semi-automatic rifles made to resemble M-16-type assault rifles, an AK-47-type semi-automatic military-style rifle, and a pistol grip shotgun. Included withthe firearms were six prohibited high-capacity magazines and approximately 2,000 rounds of assorted ammunition.
No one was in the residence at the time of the search warrant and no one has been arrested as a result of the seizure. CFSEU-BC’s investigation into the origins of the firearms and anyone who may be associated to them remains ongoing.
“We believe that this seizure represents a significant blow to the capabilities of certain gang members in the Prince George area to cause fear or commit acts of extreme violence,” says CFSEU-BC spokesperson Sergeant Lindsey Houghton. “This represents yet another instance where we have taken guns off the streets of
British Columbia, out of the hands of the most violentcriminals in our province, and reduced the threat to public safety. CFSEU-BC will continue its relentless pursuit of those gang members and their associates who choose to continue their criminal enterprises and not to end their gang life.”
The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia would like to thank the RCMP’s Prince George Detachment and North District Police Dog Services for their assistance in this investigation.
CFSEU-BC Media Relations Officer: Sergeant Lindsey Houghton
CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy
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