Police seize loaded firearm after arresting woman in Victoria

Police seize loaded firearm after arresting woman in Victoria

Patrol officers have seized a modified firearm and a loaded magazine after arresting a woman wanted on a warrant in Victoria on Wednesday.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. this morning, Victoria Police officers say the arrest occurred in the parking lot of a multi-unit temporary housing facility in the 100-block of Gorge Road East.

Patrol officers were in the parking lot when they observed a woman wanted on a warrant for failing to attend court in relation to a previous drug trafficking and weapons possession investigation.

Police arrested the woman and searched her belongings. That is when police located a heavily modified, assault-style .22 calibre rifle and a magazine loaded with twenty rounds, as well as ammunition for other firearms.

The woman was transported to VicPD headquarters where she was held to await court.

The woman faces several firearms-related recommended charges including carrying a concealed weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession of a prohibited firearm.

This file remains under investigation.

If you have information about this incident and have not spoken with investigators, please call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, extension 1.


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