An Estevan man has been charged after the Saskatchewan RCMP’s Moose Jaw Crime Reduction Team (CRT) executed two search warrants at residences in Estevan as part of an ongoing investigation.
The RCMP says they located and seized seven restricted handguns, three semi-automatic firearms and three long-barrelled firearms. One handgun and two of the long-barrelled firearms were loaded. The RCMP said officers describe them as being unsafely scattered throughout the residences.
An adult male was arrested at one of the residences. Alexander Li, 26, from Estevan is charged with:
Twelve counts of unsafe storage of a firearm;
Eight counts of possessing a restricted weapon in a place other than where entitled; and
Eight counts of unlicensed possession of a restricted firearm with readily-available ammunition.
All charges are under the Criminal Code.
Li made his first appearance in Estevan Provincial Court on Feb. 1. His matters were adjourned to Feb. 6 for a show-cause hearing.