Two men convicted of gun smuggling at Abbotsford border in separate incidents

Both were Americans trying to cross into Canada at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon crossing

  • Jul. 15, 2016 7:00 a.m.
Two American citizens have been convicted of gun smuggling in separate incidents at the Abbotsford/Huntingdon border crossing.

Two American citizens have been convicted of gun smuggling in separate incidents at the Abbotsford/Huntingdon border crossing.

Two men have been convicted of smuggling firearms at the Abbotsford-Huntingdon border crossing in separate incidents, in May of this year.

Rodrick Hines, 32, of Sacramento, California was trying to enter Canada on May 4 when border agents decided to do a secondary examination of his vehicle, according to a statement from the Canadian Border Services Agency.

During the search, border officers found a loaded .40-calibre pistol and two loaded .40-calibre large-capacity magazines under the dash, the statement said.

Hines was arrested and pleaded guilty to smuggling; He was fined $2,500.

In a separate but similar incident less than two weeks later, at the same crossing, Kiho Kang, 48, from Lynnwood, Wash., was arrested for having a 9mm restricted handgun and five large-capacity magazines in the trunk of his vehicle.

Kang also pleaded guilty to a smuggling charge. He was fined $2,500 and banned from owning a firearm in Canada for ten years.

From Jan. 1 to June 23, 2016, the Abbotsford-Huntingdon port of entry has seized 32 firearms.