Investigators suspect that the seized weapons were en route to criminal organizations and illegal firearms dealers.

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Two Montreal-area men have been charged and nearly 60 illegal firearms seized in the wake of an investigation into a ship full of weapons that was delivered to Cornwall, Ontario, the RCMP announced Thursday.

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The federal force said a boat carrying three large sacks was seen landing in Cornwall on 26 November and its cargo was transferred to a waiting vehicle. The vehicle was subsequently intercepted by RCMP officers and a subsequent search turned up 53 restricted pistols, six prohibited rifles, and 110 large capacity magazines.

Investigators suspect that the seized weapons were en route to criminal organizations and illegal firearms dealers.

Inti Falero-Delgado, 25, of Laval and Vladimir Souffrant of Montreal, 49, were arrested and later charged with firearms trafficking. Both men were released under conditions and are scheduled to return to court on January 11.

The RCMP thanked the Ontario Provincial Police, the Akwesasne Mohawk Police, the Sûreté du Québec, and the Montreal Police Department for their support in the investigation.

Reference-montrealgazette.com

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