Toronto: The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) has seized 1,400 prohibited weapons and firearms, aiming to to keeping prohibited firearms and weapons out of the country.

According to the information, in January 2023, border services officers at CBSA Commercial Operations, Vancouver International Airport District, intercepted several parcels containing large quantities of prohibited weapons. The parcels, destined for addresses in Chilliwack, British Columbia, were imported from China using a false declaration. This case was referred to the CBSA’s Pacific Region Criminal Investigations team.

On January 25, CBSA investigators arrested a Chilliwack resident for suspected offences under the Customs Act and the Criminal Code. A number of prohibited weapons and firearms were also found during the arrest.

On January 26, CBSA investigators executed a search warrant on a residence in Chilliwack, where numerous additional prohibited weapons were seized.

In total, over 1,350 prohibited weapons and 13 prohibited firearms were seized including, 360 stun guns, 422 prohibited knives, 171 stun batons, 7 spring-loaded batons, 390 brass knuckles, 13 conducted energy weapons (Tasers – classified as prohibited firearms).

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