A raid in Prince George has resulted in a number of firearms seized by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
They executed a search warrant on March 6 in the 2300 block Noranda Road West, on a house believed to be connected to gang members in the area.
Once in the house, they seized seven handguns including a 9 mm Glock semi-automatic pistol, a .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol, a .44 magnum revolver, and an M12 machine pistol with a silencer. They also seized 11 rifles, including three SKS semi-automatic military-style rifles, two .22 calibre Mossberg semi-automatic rifles made to resemble M-16-type assault rifles, an AK-47-type semi-automatic military-style rifle, and a pistol grip shotgun.
Close to 2,000 rounds of assorted ammunition were also taken.
No one was in the residence at the time and no arrests have been made, though the investigation is ongoing.
“We believe that this seizure represents a significant blow to the capabilities of certain gang members in the Prince George area to cause fear or commit acts of extreme violence,” said CFSEU-BC spokesperson Sergeant Lindsey Houghton in a statement. “This represents yet another instance where we have taken guns off the streets of British Columbia, out of the hands of the most violent criminals in our province, and reduced the threat to public safety.”