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Police seize loaded handgun and drugs during Squamish traffic stop

Two men must appear in court after officers stopped them on the Cleveland-Winnipeg intersection and allegedly found a loaded gun and drugs.

On April 3 at about 8:30 p.m., the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team (CFSEU-UGET) was working alongside Squamish RCMP in Squamish and stopped the vehicle the two men were in.

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Police say they suspected the driver was impaired and held him to investigate.

During the stop, police allege they discovered a loaded handgun and drugs.

The passenger, a 32-year-old Squamish man was arrested and later released. He is expected to later appear in North Vancouver court on firearms-related offences.

The 45-year-old Squamish driver, was served a three-day driving prohibition and his vehicle was impounded.

He was arrested and later released on an appearance notice for firearms-related offences.

Squamish RCMP, the Sea to Sky General Investigation Section, and CFSEU-UGET continue to work together on this investigation.

Anyone with more information on this incident, is asked to contact the Squamish RCMP at 604-892-6100. Or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or go to the website www.solvecrime.ca.


**Please note, since it was originally published this story was updated to remove outdated information about "appearance notices."

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