WINDSOR, ON, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - On September 25th, 2012 members of the Windsor RCMP Border Response Team (BRT) and Canada
Border Services Agency (CBSA) Criminal Investigation Division executed
search warrants at a residence in the 1600 block of Cadillac Street in
Windsor, Ontario which resulted in the seizure of a stun gun, a small
quantity of cocaine, cannabis marihuana, drug paraphernalia and stolen
On September 14th, 2012 CBSA in Vancouver intercepted a parcel originating in China. An
examination of that parcel resulted in a stun gun being seized. The
intended recipient of the package was a Windsor resident. The RCMP
Windsor BRT conducted their investigation in conjunction with CBSA
investigators which resulted in the execution of a search warrant at
the residence were the parcel was destined. As a result of that search
warrant, investigators seized the prohibited weapon, the drugs, the
stolen goods as well as evidence of a previous indoor cannabis
marihuana grow op.
A 39 year old Windsor man now faces charges of possession of a weapon
dangerous to the public peace, possession of a prohibited weapon when
unauthorized, unlawful importation of a prohibited weapon, possession
of a prohibited weapon while prohibited by court order and possession
of stolen property under $5000 (all contrary to the Criminal Code).
This same man also faces charges under Section 155 of the Customs Act
for possession of prohibited goods Illegally imported.
A 15 year old Windsor resident, who was also in the residence at the
time of the search, also faces charges of possession of cocaine,
possession of cannabis marihuana (contrary to the Controlled Drugs and
Substances Act) and one charge of breaching the conditions of an
undertaking before an officer in charge contrary to the Criminal Code.
Both are scheduled to appear in the Windsor Court of Justice on
September 26th, 2012.
"This investigation demonstrates the ability to interrupt criminal
activity through the combined efforts and cooperation of enforcement
agencies. The seizure of any weapons contributes immediately to
community safety," said Sgt. Peter Koersvelt of the Windsor Border
"This is excellent work by our border services officers in Vancouver who
intercepted the package from China resulting in various charges being
laid by both the RCMP and the CBSA's Criminal Investigation Division in
Windsor," said Rick Comerford, Regional Director General, Southern
Ontario Region. "CBSA works closely with the RCMP to protect the safety
and security of Canadians."
The investigation is still ongoing; further charges could be pending.
Anyone with any information concerning criminal activity in our
communities is encouraged to contact the RCMP at 1-800-387-0020 ,
Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or the CBSA Border Watch Toll-free Line
Border Response Teams (BRT) enhance border integrity and security along
the shared Canada/U.S. border by identifying, investigating and
interdicting persons, organizations and goods that threaten the
national security of our countries or that are involved in organized
criminal activity. The Windsor Border Response Team is comprised of
members of the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency.
SOURCE: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
For further information:
Sgt. Peter KOERSVELT
Jean D'Amelio Swyer
Southern Ontario Region
(519)967-4330 or (905)354-2011