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Handguns found at Westman border crossings

This gun, along with two magazines, were seized at the Lyleton border crossing in southwestern Manitoba in June. All were loaded.

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This gun, along with two magazines, were seized at the Lyleton border crossing in southwestern Manitoba in June. All were loaded.

Border guards seized two handguns at Westman crossings in June.

All told, Manitoba crossings saw nearly 170,000 travellers cross through in June, with 23 seizures and more than $5,000 paid in penalties.

Most of that was south of Winnipeg, including at the Emerson crossing, which is the province's busiest. But officers in southwestern Manitoba did their share as well.

At the Boissevain crossing, on June 17, officers searched the vehicle of a Georgia man, finding and seizing an undeclared handgun and 120 bullets. That's on top of a small amount of marijuana that they also found. The drugs and guns were permanently seized and the man was turned away at the border, although not before paying $1,106 in penalties.

A handgun was also seized at the Lyelton crossing, near Pierson.

On June 21 at the crossing, officers searched a truck and trailer and found and seized a loaded 9-mm handgun and two loaded magazines concealed in a duffle bag on the back seat of the truck. A 57-year-old Texas man was arrested and officers also seized his vehicle. The man's vehicle was returned after a $1,500 penalty was paid; the Texas man was released on recognizance but has a court date in Winnipeg on Aug. 11.

Earlier in the month, on June 9, Lyleton officers also stopped and searched a returning Canadian's vehicle. Stuffed between the front seats of the vehicle, they found an undeclared cell phone and a cell phone case that had been bought in the U.S. and were valued at $240. The man was issued a $60 penalty; had the items been declared, he would have paid only $12 in taxes.

 

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