An arrest made in Kamloops late last year has led to the seizure of loaded firearms in Nelson area in the Kootenays.
Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said Mounties executed a search warrant on Feb. 4 at an address near Nelson. She said the investigation began after a Kamloops man was arrested in November and found to be in possession of a non-restricted firearm, contrary to his court release conditions.
An investigation into the origin of the firearm led to the discovery that it had been purchased less than two months earlier by a former Kamloops resident, who had since relocated to the Nelson area.
“The investigation led police to believe more firearms were outstanding and that their owner may not be complying with provisions of his possession and acquisition firearms licence,” Evelyn said.
Nelson RCMP eventually seized three firearms, loaded and insecure, at the Nelson-area home.
The suspect was not home at the time.
The investigation is ongoing.