Winnipeg Police say they found a machete and an improvised firearm during a traffic stop in the Elmwood neighbourhood.
On Monday, just after midnight, officers stopped a vehicle in the 400 block of Talbot Avenue.
There were five people in the vehicle and police say a machete was sitting in plain sight.
The suspects were arrested and police searched the vehicle.
They say they found a backpack containing an improvised firing device with ammunition as well as a.22 calibre ammunition.
The four female suspects and one male were all charged with numerous firearms and weapon-related offences.
Four of the suspects are in custody.
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