MOUNT MORRIS, N.Y. (WKBW) — A man was arrested in Livingston County Sunday for illegal possession of 58 pistols.
According to the Mount Morris Police Department, on Sunday officers conducted a traffic stop in the Village of Mount Morris for traffic violations.
Police said after a brief interview with the driver, 36-year-old Badri Ahmed-Mohamed of Ottawa, Ontario, officers believed there was something suspicious and suspected illegal activity.
After an investigation officers allegedly found 58 handguns and multiple high-capacity pistol magazines in a duffle bag in the trunk of the vehicle. Police said it is suspected the firearms were being trafficked across the country to an undetermined location.
Ahmed-Mohamed was charged with criminal possession of a weapon in the first degree. A judge arraigned him and remanded him to the custody of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office to be held on $100,000 bail $200,000 bond.
The investigation is ongoing.