Guns and Gangs Unit of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division, has arrested a man for firearms offences during the execution of a search warrant at a home on Beth Crt. in Mineville.
Shortly after 8 a.m. on March 31, the RCMP/HRP Guns and Gangs Unit executed a search warrant at a home on Beth Crt. in Mineville as part of an ongoing investigation in relation to the transfer of prohibited firearms.
During the search police found extensive WWI and WWII memorabilia which included firearms and explosive ordinances. Police contacted the Royal Canadian Navy’s Fleet Diving Unit Atlantic (FDU(A)) for assistance in relation to the military ordinances that were located. The RCN FDU(A) attended and seized more than 60 explosive ordinances for public safety, including stick grenades, mortar rounds, artillery shells, small arms ammunition and projectile fuses. During the search police also seized one revolver, one single shot rifle, a sword and several over capacity magazines.
At approximately 8:30 a.m., at the request of police, a 55-year-old Mineville man returned to the home and was safely arrested for possession of a prohibited firearm. The man was later released from custody and will appear in Dartmouth Provincial Court on May 17, 2022. He will be facing charges of Possession of a Prohibited Device and Possession of a Prohibited Device Knowing It’s Possession is Unauthorized.
The explosive ordinances seized by the RCN FDU(A) have since been safely disposed of.
The investigation is ongoing.