Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 8, 2012 – The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that Dorion Larry Ozykowski, 67, has received a three-year prison sentence following a smuggling incident at the port of Sprague in December 2011.
On December 20, 2011, the Ontario resident arrived at the port of Sprague, transiting to Winnipeg. When asked by CBSA officers if he had any firearms, Ozykowski declared that he had none. Officers began a secondary examination of his vehicle, where they discovered a prohibited 9mm handgun and a prohibited magazine clip, along with ammunition.
On August 7, 2012 in Winnipeg Provincial Court, Ozykowski pled guilty to one Criminal Code offence and one Customs Act offence.
The CBSA reminds all travellers that they are required to answer all questions truthfully and declare all goods, including firearms and weapons, in their possession. Failure to declare goods (including firearms) and other Customs Act contraventions may lead to prosecution in a court of law.
For information about your rights and obligations regarding the importation or exportation of firearms and other weapons into Canada, visit the CBSA Web site.
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