August 30, 2014 10:21 pm

RCMP arrest three after searching home and finding stolen firearms

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Global News files

NANAIMO, B.C. – Two men and a woman are in custody after RCMP in Nanaimo, B.C., searched a house that had stolen firearms and other property inside.

RCMP say officers got a search warrant after learning stolen items were being kept in a home.

Sgt. Sheryl Armstrong alleges police found a .45-calibre, semi-automatic machine gun, a loaded sawed-off shotgun, tools, stereo equipment and stolen IDs among other things.

Armstrong says on Friday, one of the suspects was arrested after officers allegedly found four firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his van.

Police say both men in custody are 37 years old and the woman is 27.

Armstrong says all of them are from Nanaimo and officers continue to investigate.