Nfld. & Labrador

Samurai swords, jewelry nabbed in bust

Police are still combing through property seized in a St. John's drug bust that turned up a lot more than drugs.
Samurai swords, collectible weapons and numerous other goods were seized during a raid in St. John's Friday. (CBC)

Police are still combing through an enormous range of goods, including unusual weapons, seized in a St. John's drug bust that turned up much more than drugs.

When Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers raided the Campbell Avenue home on Friday, they found a significant amount of what they believe to be stolen property.

Const. Suzanne FitzGerald said the items included Samurai swords and a vast number of other items.

"[There were] rare coins, over I'd say 50 rings, an incredible amount of jewelry. There's still a lot of collectibles, specifically sports collectibles [and] additional tools as well as smaller electronics," FitzGerald told reporters.

A 42-year-old man was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Officers seized a quantity of prescription narcotics.

Police say further charges may be laid and the suspect will appear in court at a later date.