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Man fined for trying to bring 10 guns across border

Canada Border Service Agency officers seized 10 firearms from a man attempting to cross into Canada a year ago at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing.  - Canada Border Services Agency
Canada Border Service Agency officers seized 10 firearms from a man attempting to cross into Canada a year ago at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing.
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A man who tried to enter Canada with 10 guns at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing a year ago has been sentenced to a $4,000 fine and a $600 victim surcharge.

Shawn Phillip Davis, 39, recently pleaded guilty in Abbotsford provincial court to possessing firearms without a licence.

The sentence also included a mandatory 10-year firearms prohibition.

The guns were located in Davis' vehicle on April 28, 2014 after an examination by Canada Border Service Agency (CBSA) officers.

Davis had not declared any firearms at the time, but did declare several knives, and he was referred for a secondary examination.

When officers informed him that his vehicle would be examined, he confessed to having 10 firearms and 48 magazines of ammunition.

"Keeping this private arsenal and potential threat from crossing our borders into our communities exemplifies our commitment to vigilance at the borders and our dedication to service excellence to all Canadians," said Doug Mossey, chief of the Pacific region of the CBSA criminal investigations division.

 

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