Two people charged following a search warrant and firearm seizure in Golden, BC

Golden-Field

2023-05-20 13:19 HAP

Dossier nº 2023-426

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Image of seized items including 10 firearms, a crossbow and two exhibit bags full of ammunition

Link to full-sized image of seized items

On Friday May 19, 2023, at approximately 11 a.m., the Golden-Field RCMP and the BC Conservation Officer Service executed a search warrant at a residence with illegally owned firearms in Golden, BC.

After a lengthy investigation, the RCMP determined that the residents illegally possessed and used firearms on a regular basis, without the licencing, training, or basic safety knowledge to do so, states Constable Kat Robinson, Media Relations Officer with the Golden-Field RCMP.

The search led to the arrest of two individuals, and a seizure of 10 firearms and various ammunition. The firearms were found to be improperly stored and several were loaded.

The case is being forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service, and the individuals are facing charges of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Unsafe Storage of a Firearm, contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Diffusé par :

Gend. Kat Robinson
Agente des relations avec les m├ędias
GRC de Golden-Field
1419 11e Avenue N. Golden BC V0A 1H0

Courriel : katherine.robinson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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