A modified firearm and ammunition were seized on Feb. 16, 2022 as a result of a search warrant executed by Oceanside RCMP. (RCMP photo)

A modified firearm and ammunition were seized on Feb. 16, 2022 as a result of a search warrant executed by Oceanside RCMP. (RCMP photo)

Parksville man, 49, arrested after RCMP seize modified firearm and ammunition

Police to forward report recommending charges to prosecutors

A modified firearm and ammunition were seized this week as a result of a search warrant executed by Oceanside RCMP.

Sgt. Shane Worth reported that on Feb. 16, officers from the Oceanside RCMP general investigation section executed a search warrant at a Parksville residence in relation to a firearms investigation.

During the search, officers located and seized an illegally modified firearm loaded with ammunition. One person was arrested and later released.

In addition to the firearm being modified, it was improperly stored and the arrested person, a 49-year-old Parksville man, was not licensed to possess firearms.

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

Officers are continuing the investigation, which will include laboratory examinations and expect to submit a report to the British Columbia Prosecution Service, recommending charges.

— NEWS Staff, submitted

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