Lansdowne, Ontario, March 1, 2012 — The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) today announced the seizure of a handgun and hollow-point ammunition at the Lansdowne port of entry (POE).
On February 23, 2012, Ronnie Glenn Graeff, a U.S. resident, was referred for a secondary examination after attempting to enter Canada at the Lansdowne POE in a commercial vehicle.
While in the secondary examination area as border services officers (BSO) were preparing to search his vehicle, Graeff admitted to hiding a disassembled firearm throughout the cab of his vehicle. BSOs located the disassembled parts of a semi-automatic .40 caliber handgun in the cab, and found a 16-round magazine containing 15 rounds of hollow-point .40 caliber ammunition on his person.
Graeff is charged with making a false statement and smuggling under the Customs Act,and with possession of a prohibited device, unlawful importation of a firearm without authorization and unlawful importation of a prohibited device without authorization under the Criminal Code.
Graeff is scheduled to appear in court in Brockville on March 2, 2012.
CBSA officers work to ensure that people and goods entering Canada meet all requirements and are compliant with Canadian laws. Canadian firearms laws are clear. All travellers must declare any firearms and weapons in their possession when they enter Canada. Anyone who does not declare them upon arrival can face prosecution and the firearms, and the vehicle used to carry them, may be seized.
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