BRITISH COLUMBIA
05/21/2014 02:59 EDT | Updated 07/21/2014 05:59 EDT

B.C.'s gang unit makes arrest, seizes cache of weapons and ammunition

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - B.C.'s gang enforcement unit has seized a cache of weapons and ammunition after an arrest involving a roadblock, a wide search and then an arrest with the help of a police dog in Prince George, B.C.

Police say members of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit followed a man on Friday to a local gravel pit where they overheard bursts of gunfire.

Officers set up a roadblock, but say their suspect came out swerving, popped a rear tire in his vehicle and took off down another road.

On receiving a tip that a man was spotted hiding behind a postal box, officers stopped a car leaving the same area and then sent in a police dog to get the suspect out of the trunk.

Five guns, including semi-automatic weapons, several high-capacity magazines and ammunition, were found in a search.

Twenty-two-year-old Ryan Moore has been charged with obstructing a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and breach of recognizance, while police say firearms-related charges are being assessed by the Crown. counsel.