Woman busted for gun trafficking
Handguns not recovered
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.