OTTAWA -- Ontario Provincial Police say two men from Quebec are facing several firearms charges after being stopped on the 401 near Kingston.

In a press release, OPP say they were informed of a vehicle in the area whose registered owner was unlicensed at around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. The vehicle was stopped on Highway 401 near Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard in Kingston.

Police say, based on unspecified evidence in the vehicle, two people were arrested. A loaded handgun was found during a search of the car.

43-year-old Vincent Paquet, of Montreal, and 42-year-old Alexandre Sanon, of Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec have been charged with a variety of offenses, including unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.