Skip to content
Join our Newsletter
Join our Newsletter

Illegally modified, loaded firearm found in Parksville search

A 49-year-old who who was not licensed to possess firearms was arrested and a loaded and illegally modified firearm was seized after a search warrant executed at a Parksville residence on Wednesday.
web1_85277_thumbnail
This illegally modified, loaded firearm was found by Oceanside RCMP. Via Oceanside RCMP

A 49-year-old who who was not licensed to possess firearms was arrested and a loaded and illegally modified firearm was seized after a search warrant executed at a Parksville residence on Wednesday.

The search by Oceanside RCMP was linked to a firearms investigation.

Police said the firearm was also improperly stored.

“Modifications to firearms are extremely dangerous,” said Sgt. Shane Worth. “The Oceanside RCMP are pleased this firearm has been seized and removed from the community.”

jbell@timescolonist.com