An undeclared firearm was seized at the Whitehorse airport on Wednesday morning.
Just before 5 a.m., Whitehorse RCMP responded to the Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport after a man attempted to board a plane to Vancouver with the firearm in his checked luggage. It was not loaded.
Abdirizak Mohamed Sahal, 31, was arrested.
He was charged with the unauthorized possession of a firearm and tampering with a serial number on a firearm.
He appeared in territorial court Wednesday afternoon and has been remanded into custody pending his next court appearance.