The Canada Border Services Agency seized two prohibited guns at Emerson Tuesday after catching a 42-year-old North Carolina man lying about having them.

The CBSA said the undeclared handguns, a prohibited .38 calibre revolver found inside a cowboy boot and a prohibited .40 calibre pistol discovered under the seat of an ATV being hauled on a trailer, were both seized.

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One of the prohibited guns the Canada Border Services Agency seized from a North Carolina man at the Emerson border crossing this week. (CBSA)

The man pleaded guilty to failing to declare them and was sentenced to three days time served. He was also fined $8,975.

The border agents have seized four prohibited firearms this year. 

“Preventing illegal firearms from crossing our borders continues to be a priority for the CBSA," said Kim Scoville,
the CBSA's regional director general for the prairies.