Winnipeg Police Find Restricted Weapons; Man Faces Dozens of Firearms Charges

Winnipeg Police Find Restricted Weapons; Man Faces Dozens of Firearms Charges

By The Canadian Press

Inspector Max Waddell
Inspector Max Waddell shows off a cache of seized weapons at a news conference on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. (WPS / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — A Winnipeg man is facing dozens of charges after police seized 73 prohibited, unregistered and restricted firearms from a home in the city.

Police say the began investigating in July after the Canada Border Services Agency intercepted a prohibited firearm suppressor — commonly known as a silencer — that had been sent to an address in Winnipeg from China.

The investigation led to a warrant to search a Winnipeg home on Oct. 16.

Officers found 73 firearms, including a Glock 18 handgun and suppressor, a Finnish M44 submachine gun and an AK-47 rifle.

They also seized more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition, numerous exploding targets, as well as pyrotechnics and body armour.

Andrew Michael Krywonizka, who is 41, is facing 70 firearms-related charges and has been detained in custody.

CP - The Canadian Press



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