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LETHBRIDGE:  A Utah man was sentenced in Lethbridge court on Wednesday, in relation to a smuggling incident at Coutts.

 

On August 9th, of this year, 62-year old Franklin Michael Crane tried to enter Canada at the Coutts border crossing and was flagged for further inspection, during which border guards found a loaded 9-mm handgun in the centre console of his vehicle. Crane was arrested.

 

In Lethbridge Provincial Court, Crane was convicted of smuggling under the Customs Act and sentenced to six days in jail, or time served, a $5,000 fine, forfeiture of the firearm and a 10-year weapons prohibition order.

 

According to Lauren D. Delgaty, Regional Director General for CBSA in the Prairie Region, “Whether it’s one handgun or several, the CBSA is committed to upholding Canadian laws and taking appropriate enforcement action to ensure the safety of Canada and its citizens.”

 

The CBSA reminds all travellers that they are required to declare all goods they are bringing into Canada, including any firearms and weapons in their possession. Failure to declare goods (including firearms) and other Customs Act contraventions may lead to prosecution in a court of law.

 



Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 4/16/2014 11:43:15 AM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News / Photo courtesy of CBSA - Border guard locates illegal firearms in 2011 vehicle search
 
 
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