While searching a moving truck during a routine examination, officers found nine undeclared guns: an AR-15 assault rifle, three .380-calibre pistols, a 20-gauge shotgun, a .308-calibre rifle, a .22-calibre rifle, and two air rifles with a velocity of over 500 feet per second.
While searching a pickup truck, officers uncovered a .45-calibre revolver, which had not been declared.
While searching a car, officers found an undeclared .40-calibre handgun.
CBSA charges are pending in each of these cases, and all three travellers are scheduled to appear in Lethbridge Provincial Court on October 19, 2016.
- Last year, the Coutts border crossing recorded the most firearms seized (39) out of any border crossing in Western Canada.
- As of August 28, CBSA officers at Coutts have seized 45 undeclared firearms in 2016. Twenty-eight were handguns.
- Travellers can avoid firearms charges by simply declaring all guns in their possession at the first opportunity when entering Canada.
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