Saskatoon 16-year-old arrested after officers seized gun and gun parts from his home: police
A 16-year-old Saskatoon boy was arrested in a joint Canada Border Services and Saskatoon Police Department investigation that saw a firearm and several gun parts seized from a home in Saskatoon.
Earlier this month, Vancouver Border Services officers intercepted a suspicious package destined for a Saskatoon address, according to a news release. Officers discovered two firearm barrels and two overcapacity 9mm magazines banned in Canada.
Police said the items were packaged to appear as a commonly used construction tool.
On September 13, officers executed a search warrant in the 2500 block of Albert Avenue. They seized a loaded and sawed-off .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, an 83mm gun, a 102mm gun, two 15-round magazines and bear spray, police said.
The 16-year-old was arrested at the scene and charged with:
Careless use or storage of a firearm.
Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm with ammunition.
Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Carry a concealed weapon.
Unauthorized possession of a firearm.
Importation of a device prohibited in Canada.
The accused was released on conditions and the investigation is still ongoing.