(FORT FRANCES, ON) – A traveler attempting to enter Canada through the Fort Frances point of entry was sent home early.
Members of the Canada Border Services Agency investigated a traveler during the course of considering the persons eligibility to enter Canada.
The traveler failed to declare a handgun and two 15-round magazines that was with them at the time.
This resulted in the traveler being arrested, detained, and issued a fine.
The traveler was then returned to the United States.
When you enter Canada, you must declare all firearms and weapons to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). If you do not, they may be seized and you could face criminal charges. You need documents to prove that you are entitled to possess a firearm in Canada, and you must transport it safely.
For more information about Canada’s firearms laws, a specific firearm, weapon, device and/or applicable fees, contact the Canadian Firearms Program at 1-800-731-4000.
Source: Canada Border Services
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