Winnipeg police charge two for prohibited firearm possession

Winnipeg police have charged two people in connection to a prohibited firearm investigation.

The Winnipeg Police Service’s Firearms Investigation and Enforcement Unit (FIEU) searched a home on Ross Avenue on Thursday as part of its investigation.

During the search, officers were able to seize a pair of sawed-off 12-gauge shotguns, gun barrels, ammunition and some other firearm parts, which investigators believe were being used to make “zip guns.”

WPS say a 42-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both from Winnipeg, were taken into custody and have since been charged.

The man is facing seven charges including three counts of possession of a firearm against a court order, two counts of possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized, and two counts of unsafely storing a firearm.

The woman is also facing two counts of unsafely storing a firearm, as well as two counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm.

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