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Friday August 10th, 2012

Posted at 3:58pm

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Weapons found on a traveller and his motorcycle at Ambassador Bridge on
August 6, 2012

The Canada Border Services Agency announced this afternoon the recent seizures of child pornography and four guns in two separate incidents at the Ambassador Bridge earlier this month.

On August 3rd a male was referred for a secondary examination after telling border services officers that he took a wrong turn and came to Canada by mistake. During the examination, a laptop computer was searched and images of child pornography were found. In total, two laptops, two external hard drives, two cell phones and numerous DVDs and CDs were removed from the vehicle. The man was arrested and charged under the Customs Act with possession of illegal or prohibited goods and smuggling.

On August 6th two residents from Florida, a man and a woman, were referred to secondary examination after the male declared one firearm in his possession. During this examination, border services officers discovered a second undeclared loaded firearm, magazines and ammunition in the rear compartment of the motorcycle, and a baton concealed in the undercarriage of the motorcycle. Another undeclared firearm was retrieved without incident from the man’s jacket pocket. A fourth loaded weapon was located in the right side compartment duffel bag. The man was charged under the Customs Act with making false statements, possession of illegal or prohibited goods and smuggling. Weapons charges by the OPP Weapons Enforcement Unit are also pending.

“These seizures clearly demonstrate that our border services officers are committed to border protection and tackling crime,” said Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region, “Border services officers in the Southern Ontario Region have prevented weapons, drugs and child pornography from reaching the streets of our communities with these seizures and continue to make every effort to keep Canadians safe.”

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