(Modified SKS rifle / West Shore RCMP)

One man was arrested in Langford after police found illegally stored ammunition and three firearms, one of which was heavily modified, in his residence earlier this week.

On March 2nd, the West Shore RCMP discovered a man who was trying to trade firearms for street drugs.

An investigation was launched which eventually lead to a search warrant being executed at a residence in Langford. Inside the home, police found three firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, none of which was stored properly under the Criminal Code of Canada.

Moreover, one of the firearms was found to be a modified semi-automatic SKS rifle, which had been altered to include an aftermarket synthetic stock and illegal 21 round magazine.

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This seizure of firearms and ammunition is a direct result of street level drug trafficking,” said Cst. David MacDonald, West Shore RCMP Crime Reduction Unit member.

“The dangers of drug trafficking effect all communities in the Victoria area. The West Shore Crime Reduction unit will continue to aggressively investigate drug traffickers.”

The investigation is ongoing with evidence still yet to be examined.

At this time, police are recommending charges of weapons trafficking and unsafe storage of a firearm.

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