Surrey RCMP say gang enforcement officers recently arrested a man carrying what they have identified as a prohibited AR15 firearm.
Police say on Sept. 10, the Surrey gang enforcement team and CFSEU-BC’s Uniformed Gang Enforcement Team were doing routine patrols in Whalley. They say officers saw a man who was “exhibiting suspicious behaviour” and was seemingly trying to evade police.
After further investigation, he was arrested. Police say he was carrying a bag that contained what identified as an AR15, a large magazine containing piercing rounds, a rifle scope, a GPS tracker, 30g of Fentanyl and 6g of Methamphetamine.
Thomas Bourque, 40, has been charged with possession of a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm and carrying a prohibited weapon in a careless manner.
He will remain in custody until his next court date.