Explosives and guns seized by Thompson RCMP

Explosives and guns seized by Thompson RCMP

RCMP in Thompson, Manitoba has arrested two men after searching a residence and coming across a haul of illegal items, including explosives.

On Monday, October 22nd officers searched a house in Westwood area approximately 2 p.m. Officers found a number of suspected mining explosives, 14 firearms — one of which was loaded — cocaine, drug paraphernalia, and cash.

A special unit was called to deal with explosives and make sure of safely removal and clearing the area. Shawn Gelasco, 43, and Ruth Gelasco, 41, both from Thompson, have been charged with possession of explosives and property obtained by crime, as well as three counts of unsafe storage of a firearm.

A similar bust was carried out just last month, September 26 RCMP in Flin Flon carried out a massive bust operation and seized large quantities of marijuana, pot edible products, cash, and guns. RCMP and tactical units arrived at the residential area on Princess Boulevard and along with the illegal items seized arrested two suspects. The items seized from the house on Sept. 26 include more than 3 kg of cannabis, more than 3 kg of cannabis-infused edible products, more than 3 kg of cannabis-infused jam, 12 long-barreled firearms, and a “large sum” of Canadian cash. 

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