Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Seizure and Arrest

What began as a routine traffic stop for a vehicle having tinted front driver and passenger windows, quickly turned into a firearms investigation shortly after 11 a.m. on Friday, June 19th.

Members of the CFSEU-BC’s Uniform Gang Enforcement Team saw a vehicle travelling eastbound on Highway 1 towards the 160th St exit and stopped the vehicle, a 2012 Mercedes CLS63, at the 160th St off-ramp.

They identified the driver as Riley Everett Moore, a 26-year-old Vancouver resident, who is well-known to police. Due to their history with Moore, the CFSEU-BC officers had concerns that Moore was likely breaching court conditions.

A search of the car resulted in officers finding a cell phone, $5,000 cash, an unloaded Glock handgun that had been modified to be fully automatic with the serial number ground off, a 10-round magazine, and a prohibited 31-round magazine, both of which were partially loaded with ammunition. Moore was arrested and his vehicle was seized.

Riley Moore has been charged with a total of 13 offences, which include:

  • two counts of possession of a firearm while prohibited,
  • one count of careless use/storage of a firearm,
  • one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
  • one count of possession of a firearm with readily accessible ammunition without a licence,
  • one count of possession of a firearm without a licence,
  • one count of unauthorized possession of a firearm,
  • one count of possession of a prohibited weapon, device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized,
  • one count of careless storage/transportation of a firearm,
  • one count of possession of a firearm with the serial number altered or removed,
  • one count of occupying a vehicle in which there is a firearm, and
  • two counts of breach of undertaking/recognizance.

Moore is also currently facing a variety of criminal charges possession of a firearm from several lower mainland jurisdictions including drug trafficking, forcible confinement, and assault with a weapon. He has a firearms prohibition order from a previous drug trafficking conviction.

Moore has been remanded into custody and next scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m. on June 26th.

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CFSEU-BC Media Relations Officer: Sergeant Lindsey Houghton
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Mobile: 604-764-9085

CFSEU-BC Communications Strategist: Geeta Reddy
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Cell: (604) 499-4199

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