Shocking arsenal of guns and explosives found in Campbell River home: RCMP

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
February 7, 2019 - 5:32pm



CAMPBELL RIVER — Police say a slew of charges are being recommended after a stunning amount of guns and explosives were found at a Campbell River home.

Campbell River RCMP said it took three full pickup truck loads to remove the arsenal allegedly found at the home of a 55-year-old man last week. Mounties searched the residence after Tony Green was arrested for allegedly pointing a loaded handgun at an off-duty officer on Jan. 28.

"More than 100 guns, hand guns, shotguns and assault-style rifles were seized," an RCMP release said. "Investigators also located what can be described as homemade silencers, zip guns, prohibited over capacity magazines and untraceable firearms."

Police said none of the weapons were locked away or stored properly and some were loaded. They also allegedly found explosives, detonators and detonator cords.

Many of the guns are prohibited, RCMP said.

Court records showed Green, who is being held in custody, has no prior criminal record in B.C.

He will appear in court on Feb. 12. It's unclear at this point how many charges he will face.


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