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Firearms, Cash Seized at Southern Manitoba Border Crossing

June 26, 2015 10:02 AM | News

Seized Firearms

Firearms seized from a U.S. traveller at the Emerson, Manitoba bordering crossing on May 8, 2015. (CBSA / HANDOUT)

Seized Cash

Nearly $31,000 in cash was seized from two Canadian travellers returning to the country at the Emerson, Manitoba border crossing on May 3. (CBSA / HANDOUT)

Canadian border agents at the Emerson, Manitoba crossing seized undeclared cash and firearms entering Canada in May.

Two Canadians returning to the country on May 3 failed to declare nearly $31,000 in cash. The Canada Border Services Agency says the men had a history of criminality and couldn’t prove the legitimacy of the cash. It was seized as suspected proceeds of crime with no terms of release.

Officers on May 8 seized four undeclared firearms from a traveller en route to Alaska in a vehicle without licence plates. During a secondary examination, officers found two muzzleloader rifles, a shotgun, and a revolver in the traveller’s trailer. The weapons and vehicle were seized and the man paid a penalty of $1,550 for return of his vehicle, rifles and shotgun. The revolver was seized with no terms of release.

On May 15, a 33-year-old U.S. man was arrested for driving under the influence and for smuggling drugs after Sprague officers identified indicators of possible impairment during primary questioning and subsequent vehicle examination.

— Staff