West Shore RCMP says the recent seizure of firearms and ammunition in Langford is the direct result of drug trafficking.
The investigation of weapons trafficking in the West Shore area began March 2 and police identified a male suspect who they believed was trying to trade a firearm or firearms for street drugs.
A search warrant was executed at a home in Langford where three firearms and hundreds of ammunition rounds were nabbed by officers.
Police say the weapons, including an SKS rifle that had been altered to including synthetic stock and a 21-round magazine, and ammunition was illegally stored.
West Shore RCMP says the investigation is ongoing and recommended charges of weapons trafficking and unsafe storage will be provided at a later date.