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Police lay charges in firearm trafficking investigation

For Immediate Release: 30-Jan-2023 @ 11:42 AM
MRU #: F23R001

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has charged a Gibbons, AB, resident following a four-month firearm trafficking investigation.

In September of 2022, the EPS Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) initiated an investigation into a 50-year-old male suspected of firearms trafficking.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, EPS FIU, with the assistance of the Morinville RCMP and Fort McMurray Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams, conducted search warrants in Gibbons, Edmonton and Fort McMurray. Additional evidence was recovered to support that the accused trafficked his firearms.

Nanthakhone Keomanivong, 50, has been charged with firearms trafficking (x2), careless storage of a firearm (x2), and unauthorized storage location (x2).



Photo of a firearm seized

Anyone with any information about this or any other crime is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250


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