2 in custody after restricted semi-automatic rifles seized at border
Smuggling and other charges also laid by Canada Border Services Agency
Two people from the Woodstock area have been charged with importing restricted firearms after Canada Border Services officers at the nearby crossing from Maine seized two semi-automatic rifles along with magazines that exceeded the legal capacity.
The 56-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman from Teeds Mills were arrested Wednesday, when they were referred to a secondary examination at the border, where the guns and magazines were found, RCMP said.
The RCMP were called and the two people were taken into custody.
They appeared in provincial court in Woodstock on Thursday and were remanded into custody. They are to appear in court on Tuesday for a bail hearing.
In addition to the charge of importing restricted firearms, the man and woman face customs charges of non-reporting, making untrue statements and smuggling.
The RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Teeds Mills in relation to the seizure at the border. Ammunition and firearms were seized along with a large quantity of cash
RCMP say the investigation is continuing.