Mt. Morris Police say they recovered 58 illegal handguns during a traffic stop
The Mount Morris Police Department is reporting the arrest of a Canadian man, accused of illegally possessing 58 handguns.
Police say the guns were discovered on Sunday when Officer Kyle Regal stopped a vehicle traveling on Chapel Street in Mount Morris for traffic violations.
During a brief roadside interview, authorities say that the officer suspected illegal activity and found 58 handguns along with multiple high capacity pistol magazines in a duffle bag in the trunk of the vehicle.
Police suspect the guns were being trafficked across the country to an undetermined location.
Mount Morris Police have charged 36-year-old Badri Ahmed-Mohammed of Ottawa with a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
A Livingston County judge ordered Ahmed-Mohammed held on $100,000 bail or $200,000 bond, at the recommendation of the district attorney’s office.
The FBI is also helping with the investigation.