A Surrey RCMP Frontline officer located a loaded handgun on the driver following a traffic stop in the Newton area.

On May 28, 2021, at approximately 1:45am, a Surrey RCMP Frontline member was patrolling in Newton and observed a vehicle with inactive insurance. The officer initiated a traffic stop in the 7600-block of King George Boulevard and upon further investigation, a loaded firearm was located on the driver. The vehicle was towed, the driver was arrested and later released on an undertaking as the investigation continues.

The driver has a non-restricted Possession and Acquisition License which does not permit them to legally own or possess a restricted handgun, nor does it allow them to unsafely carry a concealed loaded weapon.

Vehicle interdictions reach far beyond just traffic safety, says Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn. In this case the diligence of the officer conducting a traffic stop lead to the seizure of a loaded handgun and potentially multiple criminal charges.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

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