Police discover bombs, firearms after Williams Lake traffic stop

By James Peters
December 15, 2016 - 1:55pm

WILLIAMS LAKE, B.C. — Police in Williams Lake say an officer's intuition led to a huge weapons and explosives seizure yesterday.

Mounties were en route to another call when they pulled over a vehicle after an officer observed the occupants acting suspiciously.

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says once the vehicle was pulled over and officers began to take a look, what they found was alarming.

"The vehicle was searched, and it led to a substantial seizure. The people were found to be in possession of a handgun, long barrel firearms, prohibited firearms and various disguises. A further search identified pipe bombs in the vehicle," stated Saunderson.

Saunderson says the intentions of the suspects have not yet been determined.

"At this point in time the investigation is ongoing, and the police hope to determine just exactly what was happening and what their intentions were."

She notes the RCMP's Explosives Disposal Unit disposed of the pipe bombs.

Saunderson says the three suspects can expect to face a substantial amount of serious charges.

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