Three firearms seized at ports of entry in Northwestern Ontario

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Pigeon River and Rainy River ports of entry (POE) seized three undeclared firearms on Canada Day.

On July 1, 2017, at the Pigeon River POE a New Mexico resident was referred for a secondary examination by the CBSA. During the examination, officers found the frame of firearm concealed within the traveller’s bag. Upon further examination, officers also discovered a holster in the front console cup holder. At that point, the traveller admitted to disassembling the firearm and concealing the remainder of the parts throughout his luggage, including two loaded eight round magazines.

On July 1, 2017, at the Rainy River POE, the CBSA referred two Texas residents for a secondary examination. During the examination, officers immediately found a loaded firearm in its holster underneath the centre armrest. One traveller then admitted to having another firearm in the vehicle. The second firearm was found in a bag in the front seat.

The firearms and magazines were seized and the travellers were arrested.

For more information, visit the CBSA website at or contact the Border Information Service at 1‑800‑461-9999.



“These seizures are an important reminder for travellers to leave firearms at home when visiting Canada. If you bring firearms with you, be sure to declare them upon entry to Canada. I am proud of how diligently our officers work to fulfill the important role they play in keeping our communities safe.” – Tuula Schuler, CBSA Northwestern Ontario District Director

Canada Border Services Agency

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