Two arrested after vehicle stop reveals illegal firearm

Police seized ammunition and a sawed firearm during a traffic stop on Friday. (Prince Albert Police/Twitter)

Two men have been arrested and charged after the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) found an illegal firearm in their possession.

The CFSEU investigates existing or developing organized crime groups and has units in Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina.

They conducted a vehicle stop on the 300 block of 28th Street East shortly after 8 p.m. on Friday, seizing a sawed firearm and ammunition.

Both suspects’ residents were searched around 11:50 p.m. on the 1000 block of Branion Drive and had evidence to support the offence.

A 29-year-old man from Montreal Lake is facing seven firearms charges and obstruction of a peace officer engaged in duty.

The other man, 23-years-old and from Prince Albert, faces nine firearms-related charges and breach of his recognizance to not possess weapons.

Both appeared in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Monday.