Police say Fredericton man facing weapons smuggling charges

Two people are facing several charges after the Fredericton Police Force and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) executed two search warrants at a home on Fredericton's Southside. 

A customs act search warrant was issued by the CBSA on Tuesday, while Fredericton Police executed a controlled drugs and substances act warrant. 

Police say a 39-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, both of Fredericton, were arrested and are facing charges as a result. 

Kyle Benjamin Vickers has been charged by the CBSA Criminal Investigations Division under the customs act for smuggling or attempting to smuggle prohibited weapons into Canada and possession of goods that are prohibited from entry into Canada. 

Vickers and Laura Ann Wilson have been jointly charged by the Fredericton Police Force on several offenses, including 13 counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking in a controlled substance, seven firearms and weapons related offenses, and one count of possession of property obtained by crime. 

The pair have been remanded into custody for a show cause hearing Friday. 

Police say no further information is available at this time as the investigations are ongoing.

Drug Seizure

(Fredericton Police Force)