Thursday, March 25, 2021

William Rainville - 249 Glock frames, parts - update

The old wooden house has a crooked tin roof, faded paint, and grounds littered with rusty farm tools. Dusty camping gear is inside. The house comes with something else. A white concrete stele is a few steps away. The inscription "Canada" appears on the north side, and "United States" on the south side.
The creaky home was the 6th purchased by the 24 year old Rainville, one year before his bust.
William Rainville, 24, was nailed during a border surveillance operation by RCMP. Cops found five hockey bags filled with frames and parts for restricted firearms. Contraband was 249 illegal unassembled weapons, namely Polymer 80 Glock frames. All the parts needed to make the weapons operational were present.
Rainville owns five buildings in Sherbrooke, including a home a few steps from the US border. Rainville faces multiple charges including importing restricted firearms and possession of prohibited firearms.
The firearms, when assembled, go for $1500 each on the street.