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CBSA investigation in the Prairie Region leads to multiple firearms-related charges

WINNIPEG, MB , May 28, 2024 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to protecting Canadians by keeping prohibited and undeclared firearms out of our communities.

Today, the CBSA announced that charges have been laid against Beausejour, Manitoba resident, Robert Ripcik, for firearms-related offences. This complex investigation was led by officers from the CBSA Integrated Firearm Enforcement Team (IFET), with assistance from the Winnipeg Police Service, RCMP and Manitoba Conservation.

In April 2023, CBSA officers at the Winnipeg Land Commercial office examined a shipment which was found to contain items related to the manufacture of unserialized firearms, or 'ghost' guns.

On March 12, 2024, CBSA officers, with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant at a rural property near Chatfield, Manitoba. Among the items seized were:

On April 9, CBSA officers returned to the search location and seized the following items:

As a result, the CBSA arrested and charged 53-year old Ripcik with:

He has been in custody since March 12 and his next scheduled court date is June 7.


"These charges are a direct result of the dedication of the CBSA Integrated Firearm Enforcement Team and our intelligence and criminal investigators in Winnipeg, whose efforts have prevented these prohibited firearms and firearms parts from entering our communities. I'd also like to thank our law enforcement partners, the Winnipeg Police Service and the RCMP, for their contributions in this case."

-       Janalee Bell-Boychuk, Regional Director General, Canada Border Services Agency, Prairie Region

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SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency

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