Firearms Seized, London, Ont. Man accused in RCMP, CBSA solvent trap investigation Pipa News

Firearms Seized, London, Ont. Man accused in RCMP, CBSA solvent trap investigation

One London, Ont. The man is facing a number of charges, including the importation of a banned device into Canada, in connection with a joint investigation by the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency that began at Vancouver International Airport in July.

In a statement on Tuesday, Mounties said border services officials intercepted a parcel containing a solvent trap at the airport’s air cargo operation.

According to the RCMP, a real solvent trap attaches to the barrel of a firearm and is used to capture and trap gun cleaning solvent during the cleaning process.

However, solvent traps cannot be brought into Canada and are considered prohibited devices because they can easily be used as silencers, the RCMP said in a statement.

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The RCMP said that in further investigation of the parcel, a house in London was raided on 3 August with the help of London Police.

There, 10 firearms, solvent traps and large quantities of suspected cannabis and cannabis products were found and confiscated.

London accused Kevin Brooks faces multiple charges from the RCMP and CBSA, including possession of prohibited goods under the Customs Act and non-compliance with the Customs Act.

Brooks is also charged with possession for the purpose of importing prohibited equipment into Canada and possession of prohibited equipment under the Criminal Code and distribution of cannabis under the Cannabis Act.

RCMP says investigation is ongoing with CBSA.

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