Nova Scotia

Border Services lay weapons charges in Halifax

Two 19-year-old men face a series of weapons smuggling and possession charges after a Canada Border Services Agency raid on two west end homes Wednesday.
About half a dozen officers swarmed a house on Edinburgh Street Wednesday morning (Steve Lawrence/CBC)

 

Two 19-year-old men face a series of weapons smuggling and possession charges after a Canada Border Services Agency rare raid on two west end homes Wednesday.

Border Services were looking for brass knuckles in the raid. They laid eight charges related to possession and importation of a prohibited weapon against Craig Redmond of Connolly Street and Conor Lively of Edinburgh Street.

While they were at the house on Connolly Street, the agents seized at least six guns, including a vintage U.S. revolver, a cobra .357 and several 9mm handguns, according to court documents. They forwarded the guns to Halifax Regional Police. The agency doesn't believe the guns were smuggled, however, and as of yet, no charges have been laid in connection with the firearms.

The officers also took ammunition and a small amount of marijuana.

Redmond is expected in court next week.

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