Traffic stop nets Winnipeg police 2 loaded semi-automatic guns

Winnipeg police seized two loaded semi-automatic guns from an SUV in the Village today.

Police seized .45 calibre pistols from three men in an SUV near Corydon Ave. and Cockburn St.

Const. Jason Michalyshen told the media Monday the three men are facing over 45 weapons related charges in connection with the seizure of two loaded .45 calibre semi-automatic guns. (Meaghan Ketcheson/CBC)

Winnipeg police seized two loaded semi-automatic guns from an SUV in the Village today.

Police were conducting a routine traffic stop at around 12:30 Monday morning at the corner of Corydon Avenue and Cockburn Street when two .45 calibre pistols and ammunition were recovered.

Police said one of the firearms had previously been stolen in Regina.

Const. Jason Michalyshen told media police are not linking the guns with any recent shootings, only that they are looking into what the three men were planning on doing with the firearms.

"Quite simply, you know, we're pleased to acknowledge that [the guns are] off the street," he said.

The 29-year-old and 28-year-old Edmonton men and one 29-year-old Winnipeg man in the SUV now collectively face over 45 weapons-related charges.