A Texas man faces one charge after Canada Border Services Agency guards at the Lyleton crossing seized a loaded 9-mm handgun and two loaded magazines in a duffle bag on the back seat of his truck. (SUBMITTED)
A Texas man faces one charge after being found with a loaded handgun at the most southwestern border crossing in Manitoba.
Tommy Earl Daves, 57, was arrested on June 21, after border guards at the Lyleton crossing searched his truck and trailer, where they found a loaded 9 mm handgun and two loaded magazines in a duffle bag on the backseat of the truck.
Daves, from Mertzon, Texas, who has been charged under the Customs Act, has been released on a recognizance but is expected in Winnipeg court on Aug. 11.
Customs officers in southern Manitoba have seized seven undeclared firearms so far this year.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 25, 2014