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RNC confirm guns found at Cape Spear

The RNC Major Crime Unit has started its investigation of a suspicious duffel bag, found on Monday at Cape Spear, that contained guns.
The RNC Major Crime Unit has started its investigation of a suspicious duffel bag, found on Monday at Cape Spear, that contained guns. - Joe Gibbons

Information vague at this time as investigation just beginning

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is confirming there were guns found at Cape Spear on Monday.
At this time, information on the discovery is vague.

Const. James Cadigan, the RNC’s media relations officer said the Major Crime Unit is just starting its investigation and would like to hear from anyone in the community with knowledge surrounding the firearms to come forward.

The RNC were called to Cape Spear National Historic Site on Monday afternoon to investigate what was described as a suspicious property.

A large duffle bag like object with various remnants was visible, some similar to a pipe or shotgun barrel, on the hillside as RNC officers were awaiting their Tactical Rescue Unit (TRU) Team in addition to members of the St. John’s Regional Fire Department’s high angle rescue team to assist in the recovery of the items.

Also, the RNC’s marine unit searched the water’s edge.

No Parks Canada staff were on site while The Telegram was there.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the RNC at at 729-8000. In addition, you can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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