Sunday, June 18, 2017

1,000+ guns seized from southern Alberta store in firearms trafficking bust

Police seized the entire inventory of a gun store in Cardston, Alberta, after a five-month probe found its owners were trafficking firearms illegally. ALERT's organized crime and gang team carried out a search warrant at K & D Implements on May 29th. Dean Sommerfeldt, 58, and Todd Sommerfeldt, 31 were charged with numerous offences.
Charges include trafficking a firearm, possession of weapons for the purpose of trafficking and careless storage of a restricted weapon.
"This gun store needlessly put public safety at risk by allowing conceivably anyone to acquire guns. We would be naive to believe that this was not exploited by organized crime and the criminal element," said police. Over 1 million rounds of ammunition, 49 handguns and 972 long guns were seized, along with 270 kilograms of gun powder and 446 kilograms of Tannerite, an explosive.