OREANDA-NEWS. The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is pleased to share a sample of July highlights from its border crossings in Saskatchewan. Officers seized their 14th and 15th firearms of the year, issued removal orders against illegal workers, and refused entry to serious criminals seeking to enter Canada:

On July 5, officers at the remote Monchy border crossing seized an undeclared, restricted .38-calibre handgun from a California man’s motorhome. The firearm was located in a closet in the bedroom, and the traveller paid a $1,000 penalty before being refused entry to Canada. On July 15 at the Regway border crossing, officers seized a prohibited .380-calibre pistol while conducting a routine secondary examination. CBSA charges against the traveller are pending, and he is scheduled to appear in Estevan Provincial Court on October 8.

At the Oungre border crossing on July 2, officers seized an undeclared stun gun from a North Dakota woman’s purse. She was allowed to continue into Canada without the prohibited weapon.

On July 8 at the Coronach border crossing, officers confiscated 23 undeclared eggs packaged in wood shavings. Both of these products originated from Mexico and are prohibited from being imported to Canada. The traveller was allowed to continue into Canada without them.

On July 21 at North Portal, officers found more than Can$25,000 in United States (U.S.) cash inside a lockbox and laptop bag while conducting a routine vehicle search. After determining the currency legitimately belonged to the driver, an Illinois man, they returned it – with a $250 penalty, because he failed to declare that he was travelling with at least Can$10,000. Further, officers determined that the man, who initially claimed he was coming to visit friends and make a purchase, was actually coming to work in Canada without authorization. As a result, he was refused entry and issued an exclusion order, banning him from returning for one year.

On July 24 at North Portal, officers were processing a foreign national applying for a work permit, but uncovered that the applicant had already been working for a business in Saskatchewan without authorization. As a result, he was issued an exclusion order and has since left the country. He is barred from re-entering Canada for one year.