Bladed brass knuckles, nunchaku among items seized at border


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Over the course of this summer, the CBSA seized 18 guns at the North Portal Canada-U.S. border crossing in Saskatchewan. Photo by CBSA

CBSA officers arrested the traveller and seized his vehicle, which was released upon payment of a $4,500 fine. The man forfeited the seized items and returned to the U.S.

On June 30, officers searched a U.S. resident and seized a restricted .44-calibre revolver, a restricted .22-calibre handgun, a .50-calibre muzzleloader rifle, two .22-calibre rifles, a .17-calibre rifle, a .410 shotgun, two sets of prohibited nunchaku sticks, a prohibited blow gun, bladed brass knuckles and 17 prohibited magazines.

The 51-year-old male traveller was arrested and forfeited the restricted and prohibited items. The man was been charged with three counts pursuant to the Customs Act and two counts pursuant to the Criminal Code. The man was released, and a court date is set to be determined.

On July 5, officers searched a U.S. resident travelling to Alaska and seized a restricted 9mm pistol and 10mm pistol, a prohibited blowgun and extender, five prohibited magazines and a barrel for a 10mm handgun. Officers arrested the traveller and seized his vehicle, which was released upon payment of a $3,000 fine. The man forfeited the seized items and returned to the U.S.

On July 21, officers searched a U.S. resident travelling to Alaska and seized a prohibited AR-15 pattern semi-automatic rifle, three prohibited magazines and a prohibited silencer. Officers arrested the traveller and seized his vehicle, which was held upon payment of a $1,500 penalty. The man forfeited the seized items and returned to the U.S.

Travellers crossing the border are encouraged to leave their guns at home, and must declare firearms they are transporting to the CBSA and meet import regulations.

Travellers who do not declare their firearms can face arrest, seizures, fines and criminal prosecution. Failing to declare a firearm can also make visitors inadmissible to enter Canada.

Over the course of this summer, the CBSA seized 18 guns at the North Portal Canada-U.S. border crossing in Saskatchewan. Photo by CBSA
Over the course of this summer, the CBSA seized 18 guns at the North Portal Canada-U.S. border crossing in Saskatchewan. Photo by CBSA



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