RCMP seize over 100 firearms in rural Manitoba

On July 20, 2023, the RCMP National Weapons Enforcement Support Team out of Winnipeg, assisted by Killarney RCMP, executed a warrant at a residence in Wawanesa, Manitoba.

As a result of the search, officers seized 121 firearms, several thousand rounds of ammunition, a large number of magazines (many of which were loaded), three sets of body armour, and firearms manufacturing paraphernalia.

The firearms seized were:

·         53 non-restricted

·         53 restricted

·         4 prohibited, although purchased prior to prohibition

·         6 antiques

·         5 receivers/frames

Of the firearms seized, 62 were long guns and 55 were handguns. One antique functioning cannon was also seized.


A 38-year-old male is facing the following charges:

·         Unsafe Storage of a Firearm

·         Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

·         Possession of a Firearm at an Unauthorized Place

·         Losing a Firearm


Further charges are possible in the continuing investigation.

The male has been released from custody with an upcoming court appearance.