“This case demonstrates the continued hard work of border services officers and CBSA Investigators to keep firearms and prohibited devices out of Canada, and off our streets. By working together, CBSA employees from across the country interrupted the smuggling of prohibited devices and conducted a criminal investigation that resulted in additional firearms being seized. This is just one more example of the type of work CBSA does every day to keep Canada safe.”
Director, Intelligence and Enforcement, CBSA Atlantic Region
In 2019, CBSA intercepted 20,103 prohibited firearms, weapons and devices nationally. A total of 82 of these were intercepted in Atlantic Canada.
Prohibited devices include suppressors, handgun barrels less than 155 mm in length, replica firearms and high-capacity magazines. Prohibited weapons include switchblades, stun guns, pepper spray and brass knuckles. For a list of prohibited devices and weapons visit: https://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/import/iefw-iefa-eng.html.
Travellers, mail, courier, and commercial shipments continue to be subject to the Customs Act and are examined by CBSA.
If you have information about suspicious cross-border activity, please contact the CBSA Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.