CBSA seize 26 guns at Cornwall Port of Entry

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CBSA seize 26 guns at Cornwall Port of Entry
The weapons that were seized by CBSA at the Cornwall Port of Entry. Submitted photo.

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has announced that they have seized 26 firearms and other prohibited devices at the Port of Entry from a man trying to cross into Cornwall.

Christopher Jacobs, a resident of Quebec was found to be in possession of the following:

  • 1 assault rifle
  • 17 prohibited handguns
  • 8 restricted handguns
  • 1 suppressor
  • 44 magazines
  • 2 fast loaders and one loader

He is scheduled to appear in court on April 12 and is facing the following charges:

  • S. 12 Customs Act – one count of non report
  • S. 153(a) Customs Act – one count of making false statements
  • S. 159 Customs Act – one count of smuggling
  • S.91(1) Criminal Code of Canada – 26 counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • S.104(1)(a) Criminal Code of Canada – 26 counts of importing firearms

“This demonstrates the vigilance and commitment of the CBSA to ensuring that our borders are not used for illegal activity. I am proud of the excellent work by our officers who continue to protect Canadian communities from the impacts of gun smuggling,” said Stephanie Chenier, Acting Regional Director General, CBSA.

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