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U.S. resident fined $5,000 for handgun

A 9mm Glock seized Aug. 3, 2011. - Contributed photo
A 9mm Glock seized Aug. 3, 2011.
— image credit: Contributed photo

A U.S. resident found with a loaded 9mm Glock handgun has been fined $5,000 for trying to smuggle the weapon into Canada.

According to Canada Border Services Agency, Christopher Anthony Bailey was arrested and charged on Aug. 3, 2011, after telling border guards at the Douglas (Peace Arch) crossing that he had no firearms with him.

During a secondary examination of the pickup truck he was driving, the handgun was located under the rear bench seat.

Bailey pleaded guilty to the charge in Surrey Provincial Court on Dec. 21, 2012.

Two other charges against Bailey – possession of a firearm without a licence and possession of a loaded firearm or firearm with readily accessible ammunition – were stayed.

 

 

 

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