A Nova Scotia man faces charges in what the Canada Border Services Agency calls a "significant" seizure of stun guns destined for the province.

Officials nabbed a total of 32 stun guns, along with 10 cans of pepper spray.

"We consider any seizure of a prohibited weapon to be important," said Albert Price, with the Canada Border Services Agency.

"In terms of seizures for us here in Nova Scotia, this is a large amount of prohibited weapons to be found for one person."

The agency said it started with the seizure of five weapons at a mail centre in Vancouver last December. Three additional packages were tracked to the same address in Nova Scotia, from a manufacturer in China.

Scott Nickerson, 23, from Shelburne, is due in court in Halifax on June 14.