Charges have been laid against a 37-year-old Bonnyville man in relation to a firearms trafficking investigation in Edmonton.
According to Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement (EDGE) Section’s Guns and Gangs Team initiated a firearms trafficking investigation after learning 37-year-old Craig Jacobs had purchased 14 restricted handguns.
According to the release, “the male was subsequently identified as a “straw purchaser,” or someone who purchases firearms legally and diverts them to those who are not legally able to purchase firearms.”
Search warrants executed at the residence in northwest Edmonton, in the area of 153 Avenue and 121 Street, as well as a residence in Bonnyville, AB, resulted in the seizure of three rifles, two shotguns, three handguns and ammunition.
Jacobs was arrested on October 23, 2019, and has been charged with trafficking a weapon or firearm and possession of a weapon or firearm for the purpose of trafficking.