ALBERTA

Franklin Michael Crane Convicted Of Smuggling Gun Across The Border

08/15/2013 04:24 EDT | Updated 10/15/2013 05:12 EDT
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The United States and Canada border crossing is shown Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in Lacolle, Quebec, south of Montreal. Canada and the U.S will be signing a new treaty aimed at improving the flow of commerce. Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and U.S. President Barack Obama met at the White House in Washington on Wednesday to announce the details of a long-awaited border security agreement. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)
CALGARY - The Canada Border Services Agency says a man from Utah has been convicted of smuggling firearms across the U.S.-Canada border in southern Alberta.

The agency says Franklin Michael Crane was sentenced to six days of time already served in jail.

He was also fined $5,000 and banned from owning weapons for 10 years.

The agency says Crane was trying to get into Canada at the border crossing in Coutts, Alta., on Friday when customs officers found a 9-mm handgun in his vehicle.

Crane was arrested and turned over to the border agency's criminal investigations section.

He was convicted under the Customs Act in Lethbridge provincial court on Wednesday.

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