Winnipeg Man Fined for Smuggling Replica Firearms

Replica airsoft guns seized from multiple shipments after being imported into Canada illegally. A Winnipeg man has been fined. (CBSA HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg man has been fined after importing replica firearms into Canada and then selling them locally.

The Canadian Border Services Agency says Zaeem Ahmed, 21, pled guilty on Monday and was fined $8,000. He also received a 10-year weapons ban.

The two-year long investigation by the CBSA resulted in a seizure of 18 shipments of airsoft replica firearms, along with items seized at a residence.

The CBSA says Ahmed ordered the replicas on the Internet from abroad.

— Staff