"F" Division Roving Traffic Unit: Handgun and $10,000.00 seized during traffic investigation

January 13, 2020
Maidstone, Saskatchewan

News release


A loaded handgun and approximately $10,000.00 in Canadian currency was seized

On January 6, 2020, "F" Division Roving Traffic Unit, together with Saskatchewan Highway Patrol, were conducting enforcement on Highway #16 near Maidstone. A westbound vehicle was stopped under the Traffic Safety Act.

As a result of the stop, a loaded handgun and approximately $10,000.00 in Canadian currency was seized. The passenger, 24-year-old Mahdi Mahdi from Regina, Sask., was arrested and charged with:

  • Obstruction, section 129(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, section 354(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking x 2, section 145(3) of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose Section 88(2) CC
  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon Sec 90(2) CC
  • Possession of a firearm weapon with ammo without licence/registration Sec 95(2) CC
  • Careless use of a Firearm Sec 86(1) CC
  • Possession of a firearm when knowing possession is unauthorized Sec 93(2)(a) CC
  • Possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number Sec 108(2) CC
  • Possession of a firearm ammunition in a motor vehicle Sec 94(2) CC
  • Weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization x 2 Sec 117.01(3) CC

He He has been remanded into custody until January 21st, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Regina Provincial Court.


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