ALBERTA
08/21/2014 06:24 EDT | Updated 10/21/2014 05:59 EDT

Alberta man charged after weapons seized, allegedly bought from B.C. man

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - A 29-year-old Fort McMurray, Alta., man has been arrested after the seizure of 13 firearms allegedly connected to an accused B.C.-based weapons trafficker.

Travis Saunders was taken into custody by members of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams and is accused of buying firearms from a Langley, B.C., man wanted for alleged similar offences in the United States.

A release from Alberta police says three young children were inside Saunders' home when officers seized illegally stored firearms including a modified, fully automatic Glock handgun and 3,000 rounds of shotgun, rifle and pistol ammunition.

Saunders faces six charges, including altering a firearm to discharge a projectile in rapid succession.

Police allege Saunders is connected to Langley, B.C., resident Bradley Friesen, who was arrested earlier this week and now faces a total of 46 counts related to trafficking of weapons.

Friesen remains in custody in Surrey, awaiting his next court date.