RCMP say they seized two loaded handguns and a small amount of powdered drugs after stopping a vehicle on Highway 3B in Trail.
Police say the BC Highway Patrol pulled over the vehicle on the evening of Feb. 9 and discovered it was uninsured.
They say the two occupants were behaving suspiciously. Officers found the first handgun with a high-capacity magazine on the waist of one of the men. He was arrested.
A further search turned up the second gun and drugs.
BC Highway Patrol Cst. Mike Moore said the situation “posed a real danger to both the public and law enforcement. Weapons such as these must be possessed legally, and always transported in a safe and secure manner.”
The passenger now faces multiple weapons charges and was released pending a court date.