NEWS RELEASE · 21st June 2012
Canada Border Services Agency
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) - Pacific Region, recent firearms seizures at our land borders.
On June 12th, CBSA officers working at the Prince Rupert port-of-entry intercepted and seized two undeclared handguns and loaded magazines from a male U.S. resident who was entering Canada. During the vehicle examination, border services officers found an owner’s manual for a firearm. When asked about it, the traveler indicated the firearm was not with him.
The examination of the traveller’s vehicle produced a 9 mm handgun with two loaded high-capacity magazines concealed in a box marked ‘computer’. He was immediately arrested.
The seizing officer continued the examination with the traveller who then revealed that there was another handgun concealed in a storage bin. The second firearm, a .357 revolver and ammunition were seized along with the vehicle.
The subject appeared in court on June 13th for charges under the Customs Act and Criminal Code. He was fined $4000.00 in addition to his conveyance penalty of $2000.00.
The CBSA places a high priority on the detection and interdiction of undeclared firearms and prohibited weapons and plays an important role in the identification and seizure of weapons at border points. Canadian firearms laws are clear.
All travelers must declare any firearms and weapons in their possession when they enter Canada. Anyone who does not declare them upon arrival can be charged for the smuggling or trafficking of firearms into Canada.
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Comment by Dave on 21st June 2012
Was he travelling through to Alaska - did he have American permits?
The sight of hollow point ammo says a lot - who're you trying to stop?
How dumb - with a trailer full like that of housing items - why would you have a handgun brochure in the vehicle and no doubt the whole she-bang would/nt have been searched - anyhow good job even though we don't have armoured trucks (I don't think) in the NW