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Another man arrested with handgun, ammunition at Burnaby's Metrotown mall

A 31-year-old man faces drug and weapons charges

Police have seized another handgun at Burnaby’s Metrotown mall.

Metropolis at Metrotown security called police at about 12:15 p.m. on Jan. 1 for reports of a man with a firearm in the mall, according to Burnaby RCMP spokesperson Mike Kalanj.

At the scene, officers located and arrested a 31-year-old man near a coffee shop without incident, Kalanj said.

Along with a handgun and loaded magazine, officers seized quantities of fentanyl, heroin and meth.

The suspect was also found to be wanted on two outstanding Lower Mainland warrants.

The man faces weapons and drug charges.

Meanwhile, the cases of two other men accused of carrying loaded handguns at the mall last year are currently making their way through the courts.

Arunjit Singh Virk faces weapons charges for an incident at the mall on March 28, 2021, and Luis Baez has been charged in relation to an incident on May 18, 2021.

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