Guns Seized at Windsor-Detroit Border
More than 20 undeclared guns have been seized from vehicles attempting to enter Canada at the Windsor-Detroit border.
The Canada Border Services Agency says the seizures were made from three different vehicles entering from the U.S. between June and August — with the biggest bust occurring on June 20 at the Ambassador Bridge.
According to the CBSA, officers found 15 undeclared handguns in a vehicle as well as 26 various capacity magazines in that bust.
Two men and a woman, all United States residents, have been charged by the CBSA.
Undeclared firearms seized by the Canadian Border Services Agency at the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor on June 20, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Border Services Agency)
The most recent incident happened on August 20 when officers examined a "recreational motor vehicle" on the Windsor side of the Ambassador Bridge.
They found three firearms, one semi-automatic rifle and one shotgun. A U.S. resident driving that vehicle was charged.
On August 1, the CBSA said a vehicle arrived on the Canadian side of the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel and officers discovered two undeclared firearms in the driver's purse.
The driver paid the $2,000 terms of release for the conveyance, the firearms were seized and she returned to the United States.
Undeclared firearms seized by the Canadian Border Services Agency at the Windsor-Detroit Tunnel on August 1, 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Canadian Border Services Agency)
Officers seized 231 firearms at various ports of entry throughout the southern Ontario from January 1 to August 30 this year.
A statement by the CBSA says each firearm seized at the border contributes to making communities across the country safer and ensures that these weapons remain off Canadian streets.
With files from CTV Windsor