Public Safety Canada

Public Safety Canada

June 23, 2009 17:33 ET

Minister Van Loan Congratulates Combined Law Enforcement in a Major Seizure of Prohibited Weapons

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - The Honourable Peter Van Loan, Minister of Public Safety, made the following statement in response to the news that a combined RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Edmonton Police Service operation has resulted in the seizure of a shipment of alleged prohibited weapons entering Canada through Edmonton, Alberta.

"I congratulate the combined efforts of law enforcement on keeping prohibited weapons off our streets and out of our communities. The cooperation of the RCMP, Canada Border Services Agency and Edmonton Police Service officers has culminated in this significant seizure - the largest ever prohibited weapons seizure for CBSA in Alberta.

We are giving law enforcement the tools they need to prevent and solve crimes as well as sending a strong message to criminals that illegal activity will not be tolerated."

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