It's a major cache of weapons that police believe was destined to fall into the hands of criminals in the Lower Mainland and beyond.
On Tuesday, Mounties showed off the major haul of guns and ammunition seized by Coquitlam RCMP's street enforcement team during a raid back in June.
And as a result, Marc Wisdom, 41, of Maple Ridge is facing 50 criminal charges including 26 counts related to firearms and ammunition, 20 counts for possession of prohibited devices, and four counts of possession of prohibited weapons.
RCMP investigators alleged Wisdom was illegally selling guns in the Tri-Cities to criminals.
In all, 33 firearms were displayed Tuesday, including a Galil assault rifle and a fully automatic machine gun, which were seized along with 62 prohibited high capacity ammunition magazines, 30,000 rounds of ammunition, two body armours, 60,000 counterfeit DVDs and prepackaged marijuana.
"The removal of a number of these firearms from the streets of British Columbia have reduced a severe threat," said RCMP Cpl. Frank Grosspietsch, with the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team.
Police began the investigation into Wisdom back in February after catching wind of the seller through information gathered by the force's criminal analyst and information received at the detachment.
On June 12, Coquitlam Mounties - with the help of several other agencies - raided four locations in Maple Ridge, Coquitlam, and Port Coquitlam.
Wisdom was arrested in Maple Ridge without incident.
Police would not reveal the locations of the raids or offer details on how the suspect is related to the Tri-Cities, other than to note he worked in Port Coquitlam.
Investigators also didn't say if the weapons were used in a crime or how long Wisdom had been in business.
Grosspietsch said Wisdom was licensed to possess restricted-class firearms, but alleged he chose to sell them illegally to criminals.
Wisdom did not have a criminal record.
Grosspietsch noted police are seeing a trend from people who don't have criminal records choosing to sell weapons on the black market, adding the markup is significant.
He suggested an automatic weapon could fetch up to $5,000 or more.
RCMP Insp. Paulette Freill said the removal of the weapons off the street makes the community safer from gun violence.
She also suggested the bust eliminated a major source if illegal guns in the region.
"Guns and drugs are a regional problem and with regional problems come the need for regional solutions," Friell said.
Wisdom is due back in Port Coquitlam provincial court on Sept. 19.
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