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RCMP seize stolen guns during search warrant in North Delta

Last Updated Apr 30, 2020 at 9:44 pm PDT

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Coquitlam RCMP carried out a search warrant for stolen property in North Delta

The emergency response team was brought in as a precaution

Ten people were initially detained, only two are facing charges

DELTA (NEWS 1130) — Two people have been arrested after police seized stolen guns from a home in North Delta.

Heavily armed officers were seen near Chalmers Elementary Tuesday morning, as Mounties were carrying out a search warrant for stolen property.

“There was no broader risk to the public in this search warrant, but we don’t take any chances, which is why we brought in the emergency response team,” says Cpl. Michael McLaughlin from Coquitlam RCMP.

Police were searching for the guns, which is why the emergency response team was called in as a precaution, he says.

“[The team] had an extensive plan to make sure everything was safe and nobody was hurt in the execution of this warrant,” McLaughlin explains.

He says 10 people were initially detained, two are now facing charges.

The search began Thursday morning and will probably continue throughout most of the day.

He also adds Coquitlam RCMP were conducting the search since it began within its jurisdiction and carried into Delta.