Man sentenced for trying to smuggle guns across border

Incident took place last month at Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry

These two guns were seized at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing last month. A U.S. citizen was charged and has now been sentenced.

A U.S. citizen has been fined $2,000 and sentenced to 22 days in jail for trying to smuggle a sawed-off shotgun into Canada at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing  last month.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) reported that Samuel Tudela recently pleaded guilty in Abbotsford provincial court to smuggling a firearm into Canada and possessing a firearm without a licence and/or registration.

The CBSA says Tudela was travelling with another individual but in separate cars on Sept. 3, when they were referred for a secondary examination.

Border services officers discovered and seized a sawed-off prohibited shotgun concealed in the first vehicle, and parts of a disassembled 22A-1 prohibited handgun hidden throughout the second vehicle.

Tudela admitted to ownership of both firearms and was subsequently arrested.

In addition to the fine and jail term, Tudela was also give a 10-year firearms prohibition.


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