Alaska man charged with smuggling ‘assault-style’ rifles into B.C.

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Alaska man charged with smuggling ‘assault-style’ rifles into B.C.

An Alaska man is facing multiple charges over an attempt to smuggle more than a dozen guns into British Columbia this summer, according to the Canada Border Services Agency.

Among the weapons were four semi-automatic rifles that border officials described as “assault-style.”

Border officials say these 14 guns were seized at the Abbotsford-Huntington port of entry on July 27, 2020.


Border officials say these 14 guns were seized at the Abbotsford-Huntington port of entry on July 27, 2020.


Canada Border Services Agency

Corey Scott Kettering, 33, allegedly tried to bring the guns across the Abbotsford-Huntington border crossing on July 27, border officials said in a Friday media release.

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Agents seized 14 guns, including the semi-automatic rifles, three prohibited handguns, one restricted handgun and six non-restricted long guns, said the agency.

A photo provided by the agency also showed a number of loaded magazines, cases of shells and body armour.

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Kettering is facing weapons charges along with a count of smuggling and a count of making false statements.

He was released pending an appearance in Abbotsford Provincial Court on Monday.




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