25 handguns hidden in gas tank seized at Peace Bridge

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Twenty-five handguns were seized at the Canadian border after a 50-year-old woman allegedly tried to enter from the U.S. with a stockpile of illegal weapons hidden in a gas tank

Sources tell CTV Toronto that an SUV was stopped at the Peace Bridge on Wednesday night. When police inspected the vehicle, they found the handguns hidden in the gas tank.

A female suspect from Toronto has been taken into custody. She faces several firearm-related charges, including importing firearms.

Sources say the arrest was part of a larger Toronto police firearms investigation.

Toronto poIice wouldn't elaborate....only saying its an ongoing investgiation.

Police seized a white Nissan Rogue and brought it to a garage in Fort Erie on Thursday, where a local technician cut open the gas tank.

Bill Marr, owner of Garrison Automotive Service, says when they pulled off the top of the tank they could see all the guns at the bottom.

The female suspect is expected to make her first court appearance in Toronto next week.