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Winnipeg traffic stop leads to weapons arrests

Two Winnipeg men are facing various firearms-related charges after police say a backpack full of weapons was found during a traffic stop. Shane Gibson/Global News

Two men are facing charges after police say a bag of weapons was found during a traffic stop in Winnipeg.

Police say officers pulled over a vehicle on Arlington Street near Dufferin Avenue around midnight Tuesday.

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They say the driver and a passenger were arrested after officers noticed a backpack containing firearms in the vehicle.

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A 12-gauge shotgun was seized along with an airsoft rifle, ammunition and a knife.

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A 24-year-old man and 26-year-old man, both from Winnipeg, are each facing various firearms-related charges.

Both accused have been released from custody.

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