3, including 2 teens, charged in Regina weapons bust

The Regina Police Service says three people, one of whom is 15, have been charged with numerous weapons-related offences.

2 firearms and 4 machetes were among items seized

Police say the bust happened on Tuesday. (Trent Peppler/CBC)

Two men and a boy are facing charges after Regina police discovered a number of firearms, machetes and ammunition this week. 

Police were planning to search a home in the 1500 block of Argyle Street on Tuesday, but as officers were getting ready to enter they watched a man leave and go into a second house. 

Then, two more people — both named in a search warrant police had obtained — left the house and entered the second home. 

One man was arrested as he left that home, but police watched as the others, carrying a duffel bag and backpack, got into a vehicle which they stopped soon after. 

Inside it, officers found two firearms with sawed-off barrels, four machetes, brass knuckles, an expandable baton and ammunition.

Officers also searched the home they initially had a search warrant for and found more machetes, hatchets and ammunition. 

A 15-year-old boy, whose identity is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, faces a total of 10 charges, including possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition and careless use of a firearm. 

An 18-year-old man faces 16 charges on similar offences. A 25-year-old was also charged with a breach of undertaking. 

The trio was due to appear in court on Wednesday.