Man charged and 17 firearms seized following investigation

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Man charged and 17 firearms seized following investigation

The Halifax District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit (SCEU) have charged a 29-year-old man and seized 17 firearms following an investigation that began​ in early January after police were called about an erratic driving incident​ where the driver was waving a firearm out of the car window.

Over a two-month period, multiple search warrants were executed on residences, vehicles and electronic devices. This lead to the seizure of​ 17 firearms and evidence of the offences.​

On April 9, members of SCEU arrested a​ man and two women without incident. The man and a woman were arrested at a business in Tantallon. The second​ woman was arrested in Halifax.

Travis James Terry Laing of Hammonds Plains was remanded into custody and will be appearing in court today. The two women were later released and charges are pending.

Laing is charged with 52 counts of firearms related offences.

The investigation is ongoing and led by the Halifax District RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit with assistance from​ the Integrated RCMP/HRP Criminal Investigations Division and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST).

Anyone with information is asked to contact​ Halifax District RCMP at​ 902-490-5020. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

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