Undeclared firearms seized at Paterson crossing lead to over $5,000 in fines

By Contributor
January 17th, 2014

On January 9, 2014, American resident Calvin Jarvis pled guilty, in Rossland Provincial Court, to possession of illegally imported goods, an offence under section 155 of the Customs Act, and possession of firearms, contrary to section 91(1) of the Criminal Code. Jarvis was sentenced and received a $5,000 fine.

The case stems from October 18, 2013, when Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers at the Paterson port of entry were conducting outbound currency checks. While examining Jarvis’s vehicle, officers located and seized over $10,000 in undeclared cash.

In addition, officers also found two undeclared firearms: a loaded Smith & Wesson revolver and an unloaded Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol containing a high-capacity magazine. The currency was returned upon payment of a $250 penalty, but the firearms were seized with no terms of release.

Categories: General

Other News Stories