Facebook post leads to arrests, guns being seized

Prince Rupert

2023-11-28 13:47 HNP

Dossier nº 23-7729 and 23-7805

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The Prince Rupert RCMP wants to inform the public of an investigation that took place over the weekend that ended in three firearms being seized and two people arrested.

On Wednesday November 22nd, 2023 the Prince Rupert RCMP became aware of a Facebook post circulating that included the careless use of firearms. An investigation took place which resulted in four warrants being executed, two in Lax Kw’alaams and two in Prince Rupert. As a result of the search warrants police were able to locate the firearms used in the commission of the offence which have been subsequently seized by the police.

Three semi-automatic handguns two tan and one black, with several magazines on a table
Larger image of: Three semi-automatic handguns two tan and one black, with several magazines on a table

Although the firearms were legally owned and registered properly by the owner, the concern was the nature they were used, Media Relations Officer Constable Brody Hemrich said, handling, storage and safety of firearms is the responsibility of all firearm owners.

The RCMP will be submitting a report to the BC Prosecution Service who will review it and consider laying criminal charges in these cases.

If you have any information regarding the Facebook post in question please contact the Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136.

Diffusé par :

Gend. Brody Hemrich
Agent des relations avec les m├ędias
D├ętachement de Prince Rupert

Courriel : Brody.Hemrich@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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