The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) says it made a couple of significant seizures in Prince Rupert last month, including a pistol.
Border services officers stopped a traveler from the United States at the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal June 4. During a secondary search, officers found the frame of a .380 pistol hidden in the vehicle’s air filter. CBSA arrested the female and turned up the remaining parts of the handgun in various areas of the vehicle hidden among packed goods.
Officers seized the pistol with no terms of release and the traveler was allowed to enter into Canada after paying a conveyance penalty of $1,000.
The importer of a 27-foot vessel from Alaska had to pay a hefty fine for undervaluing the craft by nearly US$24,000.
Border guards made the discovery when the boat arrived at the Alaska Marine Highway ferry terminal June 14 and they did a little digging.
The vessel was seized, but then released to the importer following a payment of over CAN$30,000 for the duties owed on the declared value and the penalties on the portion undervalued.