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Chilliwack Mounties uncover fake guns, ammo in rental home
One of the replica handguns RCMP officers seized from a rental home in Chilliwack. (RCMP)
Mounties say a call to keep the peace at a Chilliwack rental home turned into a seizure of replica handguns and drugs.
RCMP say they were originally called by a landlord on the morning of March 20, 2019, to keep the peace during a visit to the home.Frontline officers locked the property down after spotting a handgun inside.
Later that evening, Mounties went in with a search warrant and found four replica guns, ammunition, cell phones and marijuana.
Police say they believe the illicit goods are linked to retail thefts.
"This is a case where we get to a call expecting to a certain thing, and then boom, all of a sudden you’ve shifted gears and its turned into something else again," said spokesman Cpl. Mike Rail.
“Expecting the unexpected then shifting gears to meet that challenge is a way of life for RCMP general duty officers," he added.
The investigation into the seized goods is ongoing.