Saskatoon police have arrested one man and seized a number of weapons during an ongoing investigation into trafficking drugs and firearms.
The Saskatoon police Guns and Gangs Unit started the eight-month investigation, called Project Greyhound, in September 2021, police said in a release. The subject of the investigation was arrested during a traffic stop on Wednesday in the 2500 block of 8th Street East.
Officers located a bag under the driver’s seat with a loaded handgun and cash inside. Subsequent search warrants were executed at a home in the 400 block of Edmund Park in Saskatoon, and at a home in Marcelin with the assistance of RCMP.
Investigators seized eight rifles, four loaded prohibited firearms (converted flare guns), three loaded handguns and a shotgun. They also seized thousands of rounds of ammunition, high capacity magazines, silencers, evidence of gun modifications — including sawed gun barrels and stocks — as well as miscellaneous gun parts.
Additional items recovered include crossbows, body armour, a conducted energy weapon and a small amount of cocaine.
The 23-year-old man is facing a number of charges, including trafficking firearms, trafficking cocaine, unauthorized possession of firearms, unsafe storage of firearms, possession of firearms in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.
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