Jamie and Jarrod Bacon are facing 10 firearms charges stemming from the discovery of a secret gun compartment containing weapons the day after Jamie was wounded in a shooting outside the family’s home. Defense lawyers for the Red Scorpion gang siblings are challenging the legality of the vehicle search as well as the police conduct in the Bacon house after the shooting and before the gun compartment was found.
Police procedures expert witness Paul Vogt of the Canada Border Services Agency says the Bacon brothers’ secret gun compartment is the work of a specialist. The compartment in the Suburban in which four loaded handguns and five magazines were found had carpet installed to “stop any contraband from moving around,” Vogt said. “It is a very sophisticated compartment professionally installed by someone who knows what they are doing,” he testified.
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