REGINA – The Canadian Border Service Agency (CBSA) has laid six charges against two people in separate weapon seizures at the North Portal border crossing.
On July 19, border agents examined a vehicle and seized a loaded .40 calibre semi-automatic pistol, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol, 11 overcapacity magazine clips, one undeclared shotgun, parts for an M-16 assault rifle, two prohibited butterfly knives, and two prohibited switchblades.
50-year-old Lewis James Harpster of Belding, Michigan has been arrested and will appear in Regina Provincial Court on August 27.
Two days later on July 21st CBSA examined another vehicle and found a loaded 9mm pistol in the centre console, as well as a loaded .45 calibre pistol and a loaded .22 calibre pistol, inside a backpack.
65-year-old Richard Bay Peters of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho plead guilty in provincial court in Regina and was sentenced to a $3,000 fine.
CBSA officers have seized 24 firearms this year in southern Saskatchewan.