VicPD have arrested a man and seized drugs and weapons following the execution of a search warrant at a supportive housing unit in Victoria.

The warrant was executed shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday at a suite in a building in the 700-block of Queens Avenue.

A man inside the suite who was wanted on charges of drug trafficking was arrested. The subsequent search of the suite uncovered illicit substances as well as several weapons and combat accessories, including:

  • A loaded sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun
  • A .22 calibre rifle with a drum magazine
  • A .22 calibre handgun
  • A bandolier
  • Body armour
  • Armoured gloves
  • A “skull” mask

The man faces 11 recommended charges including unauthorized possession of firearms, careless storage of firearms and possession of firearms.

Police are still investigating. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654 ext 1.

Anonymous reports can be made through Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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