A Mercedes, tobacco and a honeymoon ruined - Niagara border agents kept busy in September
A Mercedes, chewing tobacco and a honeymoon ruined. All just part of the job for border agents in Niagara.
Last month, police fined a Brampton man for undervaluing the price of the Mercedes ML350 as he crossed over the Queenston-Lewiston bridge and fined him more than $4600.
The day prior, border agents stopped a pedestrian from Buffalo from entering the country illegally along the Peace Bridge. He had been refused entry twice before due to criminal convictions in the U.S. He has been charged under the Customs and Immigration & Refugee Protection Act
More than seven kilos of undeclared chewing tobacco got a Buffalo man in trouble at the Rainbow Bridge. He was charged with smuggling offences.
And finally, a couple from Ohio arrived at the Rainbow Bridge .. for a visit to Niagara Falls for their honeymoon. A secondary inspection turned up an undeclared stun gun in the glove box. That's when the 32-year-old husband admitted to having a concealed weapon under his clothing. He was charged by both the CBSA and the Niagara Regional Police. The new wife was released and celebrated their honemoon alone.