Border Agents Seize Firearms, Horse, Casino Winnings
Tuesday February 9th, 2016
Posted at 12:31pm
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The Canada Border Services Agency in the southern Ontario region says the second half of 2015 was a busy one.
In October, a horse was seized when it was determined the animal was not being brought to Canada for a medical procedure as stated by the driver, but had been sold and was being delivered to the owner in Canada.
Sixteen currency seizures totalling $430,470 occurred during the last six months of 2015. This includes a Toronto man who neglected to declare his casino winnings of $130,175. The man paid a fine and his funds were returned to him.
In addition officers seized 59 firearms and 121 prohibited weapons and devices and there was a seizure of 52 kg of suspected cocaine.
AT the tunnel, on November 7th, 2015, Stephen Smith from Illinois was found to be in possession of an undeclared assault rifle, handgun, taser and a loaded, large capacity magazine. He was charged under the Customs Act with non-report, possession and false statement.
In addition tunnel officers also seized 12 firearms including nine prohibited firearms, as well as 40 prohibited weapons and devices.