The Canada Border Services Agency is sharing some of his March highlights, which includes over 1,000 switchblade knives being seized.
On March 24, border officers found 1,612 switchblade knives in a commercial trailer at North Portal. The knives are prohibited in Canada. Penalties are pending.
A few days earlier, on March 21, a man was referred for a secondary examination after declaring no firearms. As Neil Ainsworth Jr. was driving to the examination area, he tossed a loaded .45-calibre handgun onto the pavement. Officers also found a prohibited switchblade knife in the vehicle console.
In provincial court in Carlyle, Ainsworth pleaded guilty to making false statements under the Customs Act and unauthorized possession of a handgun in a motor vehicle under the Criminal Code. He was fined $10,000.
There were also two suspected child pornography seizures made at North Portal. The first happened on March 8 when officers detained a U.S. man traveling to Alaska after finding a suspected prohibited image on his cell phone. On March 26, officers arrested a U.S. commercial driver after finding images of suspected child pornography on his laptops. The man and his devices were turned over to the RCMP.