Woman busted for gun traf­fick­ing

Hand­guns not re­cov­ered

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

Mul­ti­ple hand­guns are un­ac­counted for in an al­leged straw pur­chas­ing scheme, po­lice say af­ter a woman was ar­rested and charged with traf­fick­ing.

In a Mon­day news re­lease, al­berta’s Law en­force­ment re­sponse Team (alert) al­leges that be­tween July and Oct. 1, five hand­guns were bought with the in­tent of sell­ing to the crim­i­nal mar­ket.

They were act­ing on a tip from the rcmp’s Na­tional Weapons en­force­ment sup­port Team “about sus­pi­cious firearms pur­chases,” the news re­lease said.

On Oct. 1, alert’s Grande Prairie or­ga­nized gang and crime team, with the as­sis­tance of lo­cal rcmp, made a traf­fic stop and found a weapon al­legedly pur­chased that day, as well as co­caine and fen­tanyl.

Misty Ko­huch, 37, has been charged with mul­ti­ple of­fences.

Po­lice are still look­ing for the re­main­ing four hand­guns.

“None of the other hand­guns have been ac­counted for, and who is in pos­ses­sion of those hand­guns should prompt con­cern from the com­mu­nity,” said Insp. sean boser, alert re­gional teams.

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