Winnipeggers busted with firearm components used to make ‘zip guns’: police

A Winnipeg police vehicle. Shane Gibson/Global News

A pair of Winnipeggers are facing numerous firearms charges as the result of an ongoing police investigation in the city’s West Alexander neighbourhood.

Winnipeg police said they raided a Ross Avenue West home on Thursday, leading to the seizure of two disassembled, sawed-off shotguns, two single calibre gun barrels, loose firearms components, ammunition, and a trigger mechanism.

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The parts are believed to have been intended for creating homemade “zip guns.”

A 42-year-old man remains in custody facing a total of seven gun charges, while the second suspect, a 34-year-old woman, was released on an undertaking after being charged with four offences.

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