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Loaded Handgun Seized at Manitoba Border Crossing

June 24, 2014 4:21 PM | News

Lyleton Border Gun

A 9mm handgun seized at the Lyleton, Manitoba border crossing on June 21, 2014. (CBSA / HANDOUT)

Border agents at the Lyleton, Manitoba port of entry seized a load 9mm handgun on June 21.

The gun and its two loaded magazines were concealed in a duffle bag on the backseat of the vehicle coming from the U.S. CBSA guards found the weapon while examining a truck and trailer attempting to cross into the country.

Tommy Earl Daves, 57, of Mertzon, Texas faces one charge under the Customs Act.

He was released on a promise to appear in Winnipeg court on August 11.

Officers have seized seven undeclared firearms in southern Manitoba so far this year.

— Staff