Drugs, imitation firearm seized during arrest

Kamloops City

2021-08-10 15:38 PDT

File # 2021-27295

As members of the community enjoyed a Hot Nite in the City, members of the Targeted Enforcement Unit (TEU) arrested a man with an imitation firearm several blocks away.

On Saturday Aug. 7, around 3:10 p.m., members of the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s TEU were conducting foot patrols near Battle Street and 10th Avenue when they observed a man, well known to police, who appeared to be indexing a firearm in his waistband. When police tried to arrest the man, a struggle occurred, and what appeared to be a gun fell to the ground.

Photo description: a metal and black Mako pistol seized as part of a police investigation. The pistol is a BB gun.

View larger image: pistol

Upon further inspection, police discovered the pistol to be a BB gun. A subsequent search led to the discovery and seizure of suspected illegal drugs, packaging and paraphernalia commonly associated to drug trafficking.

The items were seized and the man was released, pending the investigation’s completion and subsequent charge recommendation and assessment process.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to please contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


Released by

Cst. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: Crystal.Evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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