A Dundas man faces a litany of weapons charges after federal investigators intercepted a package from China.
Police arrested the man in his driveway when he got out of his vehicle on May 1, the result of a two-week investigation that involved Canada Border Services Agency and the Hamilton Police Services.
The investigation began on April 18 when border services officers intercepted a package of prohibited weapons addressed to a Dundas resident. The package originated in Shenzhen, China.
Investigators learned that the person awaiting the package was not licensed to possess any prohibited weapons, police said in a media release Monday.
Members of the Hamilton Police Service gangs and weapons enforcement unit used two search warrants on a home and a business. They recovered pepper spray, about 10 grams of cannabis resin, one vial of hash oil, a replica hand gun and 20 stun guns.
The home owner pulled into his driveway and was arrested without incident, police say.
The man is charged with unauthorized importing of a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon for the purpose of trafficking, two counts of possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a controlled substance.
He was released on a promise to appear in court.