A 22-year-old Altona man is facing numerous firearms related charges after being arrested in connection to an ongoing investigation by RCMP.

On October 27, 2020, in connection to an ongoing investigation, Pembina Valley RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence located in the RM of Stanley. Assisting in the search warrant execution was the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team, the Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services.

Police say that the search of the residence resulted in the seizure of a stolen firearm equipped with a homemade silencer, ammunition, several crossbows and other types of small weapons.

RCMP report that prior to the search, 22-year-old Sergio Cruz of Altona was located and arrested. Cruz was remanded into custody on charges of possession of a weapon obtained by crime, unsafe storage of a firearm, possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number, unauthorized possession of a firearm and several counts of possession of a weapon contrary to a court order.