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January CBSA enforcement highlights from Manitoba
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share January enforcement highlights from its Manitoba operations.
On January 1, CBSA officers in Boissevain seized two undeclared firearms from two North Dakota men as they sought entry into Canada. In the first case, a prohibited semi-automatic handgun and two overcapacity magazines were seized from the man. He paid a $1,500 penalty and was allowed to return to the U.S. In the second case, officers located a loaded rifle in the driver’s backseat along with 18 litres of undeclared alcohol wrapped in clothing and concealed throughout the vehicle. The second man paid a penalty of over Can$600 for failure to declare and returned to the U.S.
On January 14, Emerson officers arrested a Texas man seeking entry to visit friends. Damage on the man's vehicle and checks by officers revealed he had been involved in a motor vehicle collision in his home state where he had failed to stop at the scene. This made the man criminally inadmissible to Canada and he returned to the U.S.
Lyleton officers uncovered 25 g of suspected marijuana in a Manitoba man’s vehicle on January 20. The man was taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
On January 28, Winnipeg commercial officers seized approximately 8.4 kg of suspected dried Catha edulis (known as khat) from a U.S. shipment declared as clothing destined for an Alberta address.
Snowmobilers are reminded that as the weather warms; the snow is also melting on the pavement at ports of entry. When approaching ports of entry, travellers may wish to park their snowmobiles in the designated area and report inside to the CBSA office.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency continues to prohibit the importation of all raw poultry products and all poultry products and by-products that are not fully cooked, including eggs and raw pet foods, from North Dakota, Missouri and Indiana. Travellers will be required to surrender these items at Canadian border crossings.
Remember to check the CBSA website for travel tips before returning to Canada to help expedite your clearance at CBSA ports of entry.
- CBSA officers in southern Manitoba processed over 98,300 travellers in over 37,400 cars, and more than 20,300 commercial trucks.
- Officers at Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International airport processed more than 46,000 travellers on 573 international flights.
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Semi-automatic handgun and overcapacity magazines seized at Boissevain border crossing on January 1.
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