Stittsville couple charged with trying to smuggle U.S. SUV
Couple from Stittsville, Ont., charged with smuggling, evading payment of duties
A couple from Stittsville, Ont., are facing charges after allegedly trying to smuggle a new U.S. SUV into Canada without paying duties.
The Canada Border Servces Agency says a 38-year-old woman arrived at the Prescott, Ont., point of entry on May 24 after leaving Canada that same day.
"During questioning by CBSA officers, [the woman] failed to declare a 2015 full-size SUV valued at over $68,000 to avoid paying the duties and taxes," the CBSA says in a news release issued Monday.
Officers then learned that her husband had tried to enter Canada a month earlier, in the same vehicle, at the Lansdowne point of entry.
The woman was arrested and charged with smuggling and evading payment of duties. On June 12 her husband turned himself in and was also arrested. He was charged with attempting to smuggle and evading payment of duties.
The couple have been released from custody on a promise to appear in Brockville court on July 18.