The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced that charges have been laid against Curtis Waldner, a resident of Forrest, Manitoba, for the importation of prohibited firearms suppressors, also known as silencers.

As a result of an investigation conducted by the CBSA Criminal Investigations Integrated Firearms Enforcement Team in Winnipeg, the CBSA laid the following charges under the Customs Act and Criminal Code:

  • Customs Act Section 153(a): false statements
  • Customs Act . Section 159(1): smuggling into Canada of prohibited devices
  • Customs Act Section 155: possession, disposal, selling or transfer of illegally imported goods
  • Criminal Code Section 103(1)(a): importation of prohibited devices
  • Criminal Code Section 86(2): unsafe storage
  • Criminal Code 99(1): trafficking prohibited devices

“The charges announced today by the CBSA’s Criminal Investigations Section in Winnipeg reflect our commitment to keeping illegal firearms and firearms parts out of our communities,” said Janalee Bell-Boychuk, Regional Director General, Prairie Region, Canada Border Services Agency. “Our officers worked diligently to investigate these offences and we will continue to do our best to ensure those who break our laws are held accountable.”