Police Lay Formal Charges in Prohibited Weapons Bust

RCMP seized a number of weapons during a bust on December 12 and 13 in Brandon and Dryden, Ontario. Two men from Dryden face charges. (RCMP HANDOUT)

RCMP have laid formal charges against two men who were arrested in December in connection to a prohibited weapons bust.

The RCMP Canadian Firearms Programs (CFP) National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) and the Brandon Police Service attended the Brandon Gun and Hobby Show on December 12 and took two men into custody.

A search warrant was later obtained for a residence in Dryden, Ontario, where several more prohibited firearms were located the following day.

Roger Nordlund, 70, of Dryden has been charged with possession of a prohibited weapon for the purpose of trafficking.

Robert McGillivray, 71, of Dryden has been charged with 24 counts of unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon, 25 counts of possession of a prohibited weapon for the purpose of trafficking, and several other charges.