Victoria police arrested a wanted man April 19, seizing drugs, firearms and body armour. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria police arrested a wanted man April 19, seizing drugs, firearms and body armour. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Drugs, loaded weapons, body armour seized from Victoria suite

Man was wanted for the possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking

Police conducting a search warrant at a supportive housing facility found drugs, loaded firearms and body armour Saturday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 p.m., officers from VicPD and the emergency response team executed a search warrant – in relation to charges of possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking – in the 700-block of Queens Avenue.

A suspect was located inside and arrested. While searching the suite, police also located drugs, three firearms, including a loaded shotgun and a rifle with a drum magazine, body armour, a skull mask and armoured gloves.

One man faces 11 recommended charges including unauthorized possession of firearms, careless storage of firearms and possession of firearms.

Anyone with information can contact the VicPD report desk at 250-995-7654, extension 1, or report anonymously to Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

A .22 calibre rifle with a drum magazine. (Courtesy of VicPD)

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