Two Americans trying to cross the border at North Portal, Sask., have been charged after a number of guns were found in their possession.
In one of the cases, the Canadian Border Services Agency charged a 50-year-old man Saturday with three violations of the Customs Act.
The agency said they searched his vehicle and found a number of undeclared weapons, including:
- a loaded .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol.
- a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol.
- 11 overcapacity magazine clips.
- an undeclared shotgun.
- parts for an M-16 assault rifle.
- two prohibited butterfly knives and
- two prohibited switchblade knives.
The Belding, Mich., resident is scheduled to appear in Regina provincial court on Aug. 27.
Meanwhile, a second man caught with undeclared guns at the border has been fined $3,000.
The 65-year-old from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, pleaded guilty to three counts under the Customs Act after three loaded pistols, a .45 and a .22 calibre, plus a 9 millimetre, were found in his possession on July 21. That seizure also happened at North Portal.
CBSA says its officers in southern Saskatchewan have seized 24 undeclared firearms this year.