Halifax man charged with multiple firearms offences; “accused was planning to illegally buy a restricted firearm”

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – A Halifax man has been charged with multiple firearms offences as a result of an ongoing investigation by the Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit.

On January 27, police arrested a 31-year-old Halifax man on Wilkinson Ave. in Dartmouth without incident. This was the result of an investigation that began after information came forward that the accused was planning to illegally buy a restricted firearm, over capacity magazines and ammunition.

Firearms
File Photo – Firearms

Leonidas George Kapsalis, of Halifax, has been charged with:

Attempted Possession of a Firearm while Unauthorized

Possession of a Prohibited Device

Attempted Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized

Attempted Possession of a Restricted Firearm with Ammunition

Attempting to Import a Restricted Firearm

Failure to Comply with a Condition of a Recognizance

The Nova Scotia RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit received assistance in this investigation from the RCMPNS
Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Services, National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) and the United States
Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Kapsalis appeared in Dartmouth Provincial Court yesterday.

File #: 2020-1885123.

Nova Scotia RCMP



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