Kamloops investigation leads to gun seizure in Nelson area

Kamloops City, Nelson, BC – An arrest in Kamloops late last year led to the recent seizure of loaded, insecure firearms in the area of Nelson BC.

On February 4, a search warrant was executed at an address near Nelson following an investigation initiated by the Kamloops RCMP Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU). 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 release conditions.

File Photo – Firearms

With the assistance of the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST), TEU launched an investigation into the origin of the firearm and discovered 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) License. Nelson RCMP attended the suspect’s residence and executed a search warrant related to the investigation, resulting in the seizure of three firearms, loaded and insecure. The suspect was not home at the time.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.

File # 2020-38500

Kamloops RCMP

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