Border police seize 21 imported stun guns
VANCOUVER – Police from the Canada Border Services Agency last month seized a shipment of 21 stun guns which arrived at Vancouver International Mail Centre from Hong Kong addressed to a private residence in Terrace, B.C.
The suspicious package allegedly contained electrical toys. But when x- rayed, certain inconsistencies were identified and, upon further examination, the box contained 20 flashlight style and one rectangular style prohibited stun guns.
In a warranted search of the premises on April 27 by the Prince Rupert Border Integrity Program cops seized five additional flashlight style stun guns labeled “police,” along with marihuana and prescription drugs.
A 28-year-old man, resident of Terrace, BC, was arrested and faces charges including import of known prohibited weapons, possession of a prohibited weapon, and possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking.
Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is asked to call their local RCMP or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).