February 21, 2015 8:56 pm
Updated: February 22, 2015 1:48 pm

Kentucky man stopped at Sask. border with 162 rifle magazines

A Kentucky man was stopped at a border crossing in southern Saskatchewan last month with 162 rifle magazines.

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ESTEVAN, Sask. – Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers continue their efforts to keep the country secure by refusing entry to those with prohibited weapons. A Kentucky man was stopped at a border crossing in southern Saskatchewan last month with an abundance of rifle magazines.

On Jan. 18, officers at North Portal southeast of Estevan, Sask. encountered a Kentucky man on his way to Alaska. He declared five firearms and 15 magazines.

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Upon closer examination, officers noted one of the guns was a restricted assault rifle. When officers searched the vehicle, they found 162 military-grade magazines, including 147 that are prohibited.

CBSA says this was a record seizure.

The man was fined $1,000 and returned to the U.S.

READ MORE: Wyoming man pleads guilty to smuggling firearm into Sask.

CBSA officers also refuse entry to people with prior criminal history, including a 30-year-old Oklahoma man on Jan. 4 at the same border crossing. He had a prior conviction for possession of an explosive device with intent to cause damage.

In January, North Portal officers refused entry to 44 foreign nationals for criminality or other reasons.

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