June 13, 2014 4:06 pm

Gun smuggling nets U.S. man fine, time served

U.S. man sentenced, fined after pleading guilty to smuggling after a loaded handgun was seized by CBSA agents at the Saskatchewan border.

Supplied / CBSA

REGINA – A U.S. man has been sentenced and handed a fine after pleading guilty to smuggling a gun across the U.S. border into Saskatchewan.

Canada Border Services Agency officers at Regway, Sask. were searching a vehicle on June 7 when they found a loaded .32 calibre semi-automatic handgun in a door.

Anthony Eekhoff, 32, a passenger in the vehicle, admitted ownership of the gun and was arrested.

On Monday, Eekhoff pleaded guilty to smuggling under the Customs Act and was sentenced to time served and given a $3,000 fine.

The handgun was the seventh prohibited weapon seized by southern Saskatchewan officers so far in 2014.