Two Men Arrested After Illegal Weapons Investigations

The RCMP have charged two men related to the importation of illegal weapons into the province following two separate investigations.

Early this month, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a package containing a firearm silencer that was headed to a home in the Conception Bay North area and notified RCMP.

An investigation began, leading to a search warrant executed by Bay Roberts and Harbour Grace RCMP at a Coley’s Point residence, where police located two firearms.

The investigation was supported by Canadian Postal Inspectors and multiple specialized RCMP Units: Federal Serious and Organized Crime, Federal Support Services, Police Dog Services, Holyrood and Harbour Grace General Investigation Services, and the Emergency Response Team.

The second investigation involved a package containing a direct current touch taser, which is a prohibited weapon, headed to a Whitbourne resident.

The package was intercepted by CBSA and an investigation began, with support by Canadian Postal Inspectors.

On May 15, Placentia and Whitbourne RCMP, with the assistance of Holyrood and Harbour Grace General Investigative Services, Police Dog Services, and Traffic Services East, arrested a 27-year-old man after pulling over a vehicle in which he was a passenger. The man is currently prohibited from being in possession of any weapons.