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10 semis discovered in Edmonton man’s car

Canada’s border patrol in Coutts made a major find after stopping anEdmonton area-man who was driving back into Alberta from Montana onJan. 3.

Canada’s border patrol in Coutts made a major find after stopping an Edmonton area-man who was driving back into Alberta from Montana on Jan. 3.

The Canada Border Services Agency said Thursday its officers at the border crossing seized 10 semi-automatic handguns, including one semiautomatic machine gun, 11 high capacity magazines and 300 rounds of ammunition found in the vehicle.

All of the firearms and the ammunition were found behind the panels of the vehicle, said the agency.

Adrian Le Mon Barnes, 30, was arrested and turned over by the agency to the RCMP in Lethbridge.

Barnes is facing 45 firearm-related charges, including possession of firearms for the purpose of trafficking and unauthorized importation of firearms.

He is expected to appear in court in Lethbridge on Jan. 28.

Sgt. Patrick Webb, a spokesman with the RCMP, said Barnes is from a rural area west of Edmonton and could not comment on whether or not he’s known to police.

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Border patrol guards have seized more than 400 firearms in the last five years, said the border services agency.

 
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