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Suspect arrested and firearms seized in joint investigation


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Suspect arrested and firearms seized in joint investigation

 

An investigation by the OPP-led Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit (PWEU), Windsor Police Service, and the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has led to one arrest and the seizure of several firearms, including a 3D-printed handgun.


Earlier this month, the OPP-led PWEU partnered with the Windsor Police’s Drugs and Guns Unit (DIGS) and the CBSA to investigate the importation of firearms into Windsor. As a result of the joint investigation, officers arrested one suspect in the 6600 block of Concession Rd. 6 in Amherstburg last Wednesday at approximately 2:30 p.m. Officers subsequently executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1000 block of Martin Lane in LaSalle.  


During their search, police say officers located and seized a Glock style 3D-printed loaded handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a.22 calibre rifle, a.22 long rifle, a Jaguar crossbow, multiple rounds of various ammunition, a3D printer, a replica Glock pellet pistol, two .22 calibre handgun magazines, a laptop and storage devices.


A 25-year-old man is charged with manufacturing firearms, three counts of possession of a restricted firearm without a licence, possession of a loaded regulation firearm, unsafe storage of a firearm.


“The Canada Border Services Agency is committed to detecting and intercepting prohibited firearms and firearm parts before they enter Canada. The enforcement action announced today is a great example of how border services officers work together with local law enforcement partners to keep Canadians safe,” said Joshua Newby, Director, Intelligence and Enforcement Operations Division, for the CBSA’s Southern Ontario Region.


Anyone with information is asked to contact the Windsor Police Service DIGS Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4361. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com

 

 

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