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.


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