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Mt. Morris Police say they recovered 58 illegal handguns during a traffic stop

Mount Morris gun arrest
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Mt. Morris Police
Police in Mt. Morris display 58 guns that a Canadian man is accused of illegally possessing when he was stopped for traffic violations in that village.

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.

Randy Gorbman is WXXI's director of news and public affairs. Randy manages the day-to-day operations of WXXI News on radio, television, and online.