News Release Article from  Canada Border Services Agency

CBSA stops drunk drivers, guns and prohibited weapons at the southern Ontario border

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share highlights from its border crossings in southern Ontario in January. CBSA officers protected Canadians by arresting impaired drivers and preventing guns and prohibited weapons from entering the country.

 

Six guns and twelve prohibited weapons were seized at the ports of entry. As well, five impaired drivers were arrested. On two separate occasions, undeclared two-carat diamond rings were seized with large penalties paid.

 

A jail sentence was imposed on a man convicted of dropping a firearm out the door of his vehicle while proceeding for a secondary inspection.

 

Quick Facts

 

  • Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060

 

Quotes

 

“These enforcement actions are further examples of the excellent work by CBSA officers in the Southern Ontario Region. Our officers work to optimize the balance between public safety and the facilitation of trade and travel.”

Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern Ontario Region

 

 

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Contacts

 

Southern Ontario Media Relations

Canada Border Services Agency

CBSA-ASFC_SouthernOntarioRegionNews@cbsa-asfc.gc.ca

Media Line: 1-844-580-3636

 

 

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Photo: Gun seized at the Ambassador Bridge on January 13, 2016

 

Gun seized at the Ambassador Bridge on January 13, 2016

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