Nova Scotia

Loaded guns taken off Halifax streets

Two loaded guns were found in separate traffic stops in Halifax Thursday night.

5 men facing weapons charges

Two loaded guns were found in separate traffic stops in Halifax Thursday night.

At 6:30 p.m., police stopped a car on Fairview's Main Avenue. Two men were arrested after police said they found a loaded handgun in the vehicle.

Investigators traced the weapon to an address in Manitoba and are trying to find out how it ended up in Halifax.

Two 21-year-old men face multiple weapons charges, including possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless handling of a firearm and possession of a weapon obtained by the commission of an offence.

Both men were due in a Halifax court Friday.

Dartmouth stop finds 2nd gun

At 11:30 p.m., Halifax police stopped a suspected impaired driver on Dartmouth's Lakecrest Drive and found drugs and a loaded gun.

The driver, a 20-year-old Dartmouth man, was arrested for impaired driving and the car was searched. Officers say they found cocaine and drug paraphenalia.

A passenger, also a 20-year-old Dartmouth man, was arrested for breaching curfew. Officers said they found the loaded handgun on him.

A passenger from Halifax was also arrested.

The three men were due in court Friday to face weapons-related charges.

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