NIPIGON, ON, Sept. 14, 2023 /CNW/ - The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is committed to disrupting criminal activity and keeping prohibited weapons out of our communities.
The Agency announced today that an arrest has been made for weapons and smuggling offences as part of an investigation by the CBSA Northern Ontario Region Intelligence and Enforcement Operations Division.
In August 2022, border services officers working at the Vancouver International Mail Centre intercepted a package containing a Taser destined for a residential address in Nipigon, Ontario. The CBSA launched an investigation into the importation of prohibited weapons.
On August 9, 2023, CBSA investigators, with the assistance of the Ontario Provincial Police, executed a search warrant at the residence in Nipigon, Ontario. During the search of the residence, officers located and seized several prohibited weapons:
As a result, Daniel Borg of Nipigon, Ontario, has been charged by the CBSA with the following:
The accused is next scheduled to appear in court in Thunder Bay on October 3, 2023.
"Canada Border Services Agency officers are committed to detecting and intercepting prohibited weapons and dangerous goods at the border. This seizure is another example of collaboration with local law enforcement partners as we work together to keep Canadians safe."
? Eric Lapierre, Regional Director General, CBSA Northern Ontario Region
SOURCE Canada Border Services Agency
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