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.