The Canada Border Services Agency is sharing some of his March highlights, and it 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.