Handgun seizure a worrisome trend: VicPD

Victoria cops are getting increasingly worried about the number of illegal handguns on city streets.

Victoria cops are getting increasingly worried about the number of illegal handguns on city streets.

The latest arrest happened Friday night when the Greater Victoria Emergency Response Team arrested a 42-year-old well-known offender with a loaded nine-millimetre handgun tucked inside his waistband in the 400-block of Gorge Rd. East.

The gun was loaded with six rounds in the magazine. The weapon’s serial number had been removed and it had been modified to carry extra rounds of ammunition. It’s the second handgun arrest police have made in as many weeks.

The man is facing nine gun-related charges.