Off-duty BC Mountie is charged with allegedly loading a firearm into the vehicle | Pro IQRA News

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A British Columbia RCMP officer is facing firearms charges over alleged behavior while off duty earlier this summer.

The BC Prosecution Service said Monday that Const. Olavo Castro, an officer with the BC Highway Patrol, was charged with one count of occupying a vehicle knowing it contained a restricted firearm and one count of unauthorized possession of a loaded restricted firearm in ‘ a motor vehicle.

The incident allegedly occurred on July 1 in Williams Lake.

Global News has requested more information about the circumstances of the alleged offense and whether it involved an RCMP police service weapon.

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Const. Castro’s status in power was also not immediately clear.

Castro is due in Williams Lake Provincial Court for his first appearance on October 5.

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