Busy January for Emerson Border Officers

Busy January for Emerson Border Officers

By Brian Schultz

Manitoba Border Seizures
Items seized at southern Manitoba border crossings in January 2015. (CBSA / HANDOUT)

Border agents at the Emerson, Manitoba crossing had an active January, intercepting several prohibited items destined for Canada.

The Canada Border Services Agency released highlights from the first month of the year on Friday.

On January 4, officers seized three cans of pepper spray from a U.S. woman en route to Alaska. She was issued a $1,500 penalty and allowed to continue north. On January 20, Emerson officers seized another can of pepper spray from a U.S. commercial truck driver. He was issued a $500 penalty and allowed to continue into Canada to complete his delivery.

On January 18, officers seized 1.6 grams of suspected marijuana from an Alberta man. Following an examination, the man was allowed to continue on his way.

A Manitoba man was arrested on January 25 at the border after officers suspected him of driving under the influence of alcohol. He was turned over to RCMP when a breathalyzer test showed he was over the legal limit.

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