EMERSON – A number of undeclared firearms as well as some drug-making liquids were seized this spring by the Canada Border Services Agency.
Since April, Winnipeg Air Cargo officers made six seizures of gamme-Butyrolactone, which is used as a precursor when making date rape drugs. Whoever shipped them had declared them as liquid detergent.
In early May, a woman travelling to Alaska was denied entry to Canada because officers found a loaded handgun in a bag of clothes in her trailer.
Officers also arrested a Boissevain man for smuggling undeclared rifle magazines as well as multiple others for various impaired driving offences and previous convictions in the US.
The biggest fine was levied against an Alaska man, convicted of trying to smuggle firearms across the Emerson border last July. The man received a $15,000 penalty.