Two People Arrested At Woodstock Border on Firearms Charges [PHOTOS]
A man and a woman have been charged after Canada Border Services officers seized two semi-automatic rifles and prohibited overcapacity magazines at the Woodstock, N.B. border crossing.
On Wednesday evening, RCMP say two people arrived at the Woodstock port of entry. CBSA officers referred them for a secondary examination which resulted in the discovery of the firearms and prohibited ammo clips. The driver and passenger were arrested and taken into police custody.
RCMP say 56-year-old David Polchies and 46-year-old Sharon Weeks, both of Teeds Mills, N.B., appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court on Thursday. They were both charged with importing restricted firearms under the Criminal Code.
The CBSA Enforcement and Intelligence also laid Customs Act charges for non-report, untrue statements and smuggling. Polchies and Weeks were remanded into custody until a bail hearing on Tuesday, October 10 in Woodstock Court.
The RCMP also executed a search warrant Thursday at a home in Teeds Mills, near Woodstock, in connection with the seizure at the border. A number of firearms and ammunition were seized along with a large quantity of cash, police say.
The investigation is ongoing.