BRITISH COLUMBIA
02/10/2014 02:26 EST | Updated 04/12/2014 05:59 EDT

U.S. Man Charged After Allegedly Trying To Smuggle Guns At Abbotsford Border

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. - An American man accused of attempting to smuggle five firearms across the border into B.C. is facing charges.

The Canada Border Services Agency says a traveller declared a rifle at the crossing in Abbotsford, B.C., as he and a passenger were en route to Alaska.

He was referred for a secondary examination when officers found five undeclared firearms in his cargo trailer.

Two revolvers, two rifles and a 12-gauge shotgun were seized.

Steve Williams has been charged with one count of smuggling and one count of possessing restricted firearms without a licence.

He is scheduled to appear in court in Surrey on March 6.

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