P.E.I. man sentenced for smuggling prohibited weapons

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HALIFAX – A Charlottetown resident has been sentenced on three charges of smuggling prohibited weapons into Canada.

 

Randy L. Gallant, 45, pleaded guilty to three Customs Act charges and three Criminal Code charges.

Gallant was sentenced to 90 days for each of the three Customs Act charges and is awaiting sentencing on the three Criminal Code charges.

On Jan. 29, Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) investigators received information that a resident of Charlottetown had been purchasing prohibited weapons over the Internet. These weapons were alleged to be stun guns and brass knuckles. An investigation by the CBSA, with assistance from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, revealed that on several occasions Gallant had imported stun guns and brass knuckles by mail with the intention to sell the prohibited weapons in Canada. Gallant was later arrested and charged by the CBSA. 

In addition to the jail term, Gallant was placed on 18 months probation and ordered to pay a $300 victim fine surcharge.

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Organizations: CBSA, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Canada

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