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jwirecom109
05-02-2012, 08:00 AM
VANCOUVER -- Two men with gang links have been charged after being pulled over in a van with a secret compartment containing loaded handguns.

Christopher William Chand, 39, and Gordon John Mojzes, 36, were stopped in New Westminster last month by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.

Both had previous firearms prohibitions in place when they were stopped April 13.

CFSEU officers noticed the strong smell of pot coming from the vehicle after they pulled it over, Sgt. Bill Whelan said.

A further search of the modified Pontiac Montana revealed the compartment containing a 9 mm Glock and Sterling .25 mm.

Chand has a criminal history dating back to the mid-1990s.

He was arrested in Vancouver in December 2010 on three charges including assault, theft of a motor vehicle and breach of recognizance after a firearm was seized from his residence by Burnaby RCMP on November 29, 2010.

He was on bail on those charges when he was arrested in April.

Whelan said both men are well-known to investigators and associated to a number of gangsters.

Chand had been charged with possessing firearms after a his vehicle was stopped and another hidden compartment with guns inside was located in July 2010. Those charges did not proceed, according to the provincial court data base.

Chand was convicted in 1996 of of assault causing bodily harm for a Langley attack. He got six months in jail. Just last October, he was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm again and got just one day in jail. He also got a 10-year firearms prohibition that remains in effect.

Mojzes also has a lengthy criminal record dating back to 1997, including convictions for trafficking, driving while prohibited, possession of a controlled substance, obstructing a police officer.

He also faced several firearms charges laid in December 2007 that did not proceed.

Chand was remanded in custody until his next appearance May 16, while Mojzes was released on bail, Whelan said.

kbolan@vancouversun.com

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Funny he is a criminal and they don't, but a citizen they would have thrown the book at him

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stevesummit
05-02-2012, 08:13 AM
Nanny fixer up state at its finest

hillbillyr
05-02-2012, 08:35 AM
The new double firearms prohibition will stop them from getting guns, after all licensing and prohibs work right?