Date: Monday, April 19, 2021

File: 21-12946

Victoria, BC – Officers arrested a man wanted on warrants and seized drugs, three firearms, including a loaded shotgun and a rifle with a drum magazine, and body armour, after executing a search warrant in Victoria on Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th, Patrol officers and the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team (GVERT) executed a search warrant at a suite in a supportive housing facility in the 700-block of Queens Avenue.

A man, who was wanted on warrants for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking, was located in the suite and arrested.

During the search of the suite, officers located three firearms.

They are:

  • A loaded sawed-off 12 gauge shotgun
  • A .22 calibre rifle with a drum magazine
  • A .22 calibre handgun

Officers also located and seized drugs during the search warrant. A bandolier, body armour, a “skull” mask, and armoured gloves were also seized. Photographs of the seized items are below.

The man faces 11 recommended charges including unauthorized possession of firearms, careless storage of firearms and possession of firearms.

This file remains under investigation. If you have information about this incident, please call our VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 ext 1. To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.