The Canada Border Services Agency is announcing a significant weapon seizure that occurred at the Pacific Highway port of entry.
On March 23, Scott MacCallum Osborne, a Canadian citizen who was living in the U.S. at the time, was referred to a secondary examination while seeking entry to Canada.
A dog was also called in to assist.
Further investigations found a total of 19 hand guns and 32 over-capacity magazines, hidden behind various panels within the vehicle.
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The guns were secured and the vehicle is being held as evidence for criminal prosecution.
Osborne was arrested and is now facing 27 charges against him for smuggling, illegal importation and possession of handguns.
“This amount of firearms is a significant amount of firepower that the CBSA has taken off of the streets and prevented from ending up in the wrong hands,” says Harold Wugik, CBSA’s assistant director of criminal investigations.
Daniela Evans, the director of the pacific highway district said in a press conference “this seizure demonstrates CBSA’S commitment to securing our borders and protecting Canadians.”
Osborne has been released on $15,000 bail.
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