Guide Fined For ‘Gun Smuggling’

A 55-year-old Soldotna man spent four days in a Canadian jail for bringing guns into the country. Fishing guide Jeffrey Webster also had to pay $6,000 in fines after he attempted to cross the border with two handguns, three rifles and two replica handguns.


Canadian officials picked Webster up on January 10 near the North Portal crossing. After a search of his vehicle they found the undeclared weapons and he was taken into custody.


On January 13, Webster plead guilty to smuggling under the Customs Act. He was sentenced to four days in jail for time served and issued the fine.


The Canadian Border Service Agency says this was their second “significant” seizure in the province of Saskatchewan that month.

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