According to the documents filed at Halifax provincial court in a threats and intimidation case against Samir Dib Elias, Canada Border Services Agency officer Todd Houston believed the money should be seized as “proceeds of crime to support terrorism,” and his supervisor concurred.
Elias was arrested after police searched his townhouse in the Washmill Lake area Nov. 20. Officers allegedly seized a handgun, two semi-automatic rifles, 28 prohibited magazines for the weapons, more than 500 rounds of ammunition and a Kevlar vest.
Elias faces single counts of intimidating a justice system participant, uttering threats to Houston and unlawfully transferring a firearm, four counts of careless storage of a firearm and 28 counts of possession of a prohibited device.
Police find guns, 500 rounds of ammo, Kevlar vest in Halifax townhouse | The Chronicle Herald