Man with 16 guns arrested at Canadian border

Canadian officials seized 16 firearms from an Alberta man last week as he tried to cross the border from the United States.

The 48-year-old was driving through the crossing at Carway, Alberta, when Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers inspected his truck and flat-deck trailer on Aug. 9.

The firearms — nine handguns and seven long guns — were hidden in the contents of the trailer, along with magazine clips and a silencer, officials said.

RCMP arrested the man, who was later charged him with numerous offences and fined $11,500.

The man was released on several conditions after his Canadian passport and U.S permanent resident card were seized.

His first court appearance was scheduled for Sept. 19 in Lethbridge.

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