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Nanaimo man charged with gun offences

Darpan News Desk The Canadian Press, 13 Jun, 2024 01:47 PM
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The Canada Border Services Agency says a man from Nanaimo has been charged with nine counts of gun and drug-related offences.

The agency says it launched an investigation after border officers inspected three firearm suppressors at the Vancouver airport between August and October 2022.

It says investigators searched a home in Nanaimo the following spring, seizing two so-called "ghost" guns along with a loaded, prohibited shotgun, a restricted rifle and more than 450 grams combined of cocaine and methamphetamine.

A year after that search and seizure, the agency says a man has been charged with three counts of possessing drugs for the purpose of trafficking as well as three counts related to unauthorized possession of guns.

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