A man from L’Ancienne-Lorette who had an entire arsenal in his residence appeared and faced several charges relating to possession of illegal weapons.
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Karl Maheux, 47, faces charges of possession of prohibited devices without a license and careless storage of a restricted weapon.
The man was released on conditions pending an upcoming court appearance scheduled for March 19, 2021.
The investigation was triggered following the intervention of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).
A package intercepted at the border and intended for Mr. Maheux included a gun silencer, triggering the investigation.
During a search of the RCMP police conducted Friday at his residence, other weapons were discovered: a dozen homemade bombs, a reactive substance as well as several chemicals including potassium nitrate, firearms of various calibers, silencers, magazines, a very large quantity of ammunition and prohibited weapons, including bladed weapons similar to brass knuckles.
“The presence of fireworks from the Sûreté du Québec, police officers from the Police Department of Quebec City and the Quebec Fire Protection Service (SPCIQ) was required in order to ensure the safety of the public”, indicates the RCMP press release.