One charged with firearms trafficking after 60+ firearms and 10,000 rounds of ammunition seized

The Saskatchewan RCMP arrested and charged a 56-year-old after they seized more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition and over 60 firearms.

On March 6, Saskatchewan RCMP’s Prince Albert Crime Reduction Team and Saskatchewan RCMP’s Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Viellardville.

 Officers located and seized items, including:

  • 40 rifles;
  • two handguns;
  • approximately 20 more firearms in various states of disassemble;
  • more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition;
  • powder and rifle casings used to reload shells;
  • boxes of prohibited high-capacity rifle magazines;
  • two crates of illegal cigarettes;
  • mint coins and gold jewelry investigators believe are stolen and
  • small amounts of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, as well as trafficking paraphernalia.

As a result, 56-year-old Steven Bondy from Hudson Bay is charged with one count of weapons trafficking, two counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, two counts of possession of property obtained by crime and two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking.

He has been remanded into custody until his next scheduled court appearance in Nipawin on March 13, 2024.

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