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New Yorker charged with bringing loaded gun across border

The Canada Border Services Agency has laid charges against a New York man who failed to declare a prohibited weapon at the Lansdowne port of entry.

On May 22nd the 26-year-old man tried to enter the country and was sent for a secondary examination. During the search, border services officers found a loaded .45-calibre pistol under the driver’s seat and two additional loaded .45-calibre magazines in his vehicle. The gun and ammo were seized and the man was arrested.

The accused was charged with making false statements and smuggling under the Customs Act and unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a loaded restricted weapon under the Criminal Code. He was released on $10,000 bail and his next court appearance will be on June 10th in Brockville.

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