A 23-year-old man is facing charges after an eight-month investigation by the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS) guns and gangs unit.
The investigation, dubbed Project Greyhound, began in September 2021 when police investigated a suspect who was allegedly trafficking firearms and drugs.
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An SPS release said the suspect was arrested on Wednesday during a traffic stop in the 2500 block of 8th Street East.
During the arrest, the SPS said police found a bag under the driver’s seat that contained a loaded handgun and cash.
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A search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Edmund Park in Saskatoon and a home in Marcelin, Sask., led to the seizure of eight rifles, four loaded prohibited firearms (converted flare guns), three loaded handguns and a shotgun, police say.
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The SPS said officers also seized thousands of rounds of ammunition, high-capacity magazines, silencers, evidence of gun modifications that included sawed gun barrels and stocks, and miscellaneous gun parts.
Police say other items recovered include crossbows, body armour, a conducted energy weapon and a small amount of cocaine.
Police did not release the name of the man charged.
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He is facing multiple charges including trafficking firearms, trafficking cocaine, unauthorized possession of firearms, unsafe storage of firearms, possession of firearms in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.
The SPS said the investigation is ongoing.
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