August 21, 2014 6:37 pm

Fort McMurray man charged after weapons seized, allegedly bought from B.C. man

A 29-year-old Fort McMurray man was arrested and 13 firearms were seized by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

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FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – A 29-year-old Fort McMurray man has been arrested after the seizure of 13 firearms allegedly connected to an accused B.C.-based weapons trafficker.

Travis Saunders was taken into custody by members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams and is accused of buying firearms from a Langley, B.C., man wanted for alleged similar offences in the United States.

Alberta police say three young children were inside Saunders’ home when officers seized illegally stored firearms including a modified, fully automatic Glock handgun and 3,000 rounds of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition.

“The modified Glock is a highly dangerous weapon with a rate of fire of 1,200 rounds per minute,” said Insp. Gary Peck. “This seizure should come as a relief to the community.”

A 29-year-old Fort McMurray man was arrested and 13 firearms were seized by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams.

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Saunders faces six charges, including altering a firearm to discharge a projectile in rapid succession.

Police allege Saunders is connected to Langley, B.C., resident Bradley Friesen, who was arrested earlier this week and now faces a total of 46 counts related to trafficking of weapons.

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Friesen remains in custody in Surrey, awaiting his next court date.

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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