Weapons charges – multi-agency project

In mid-October, The Saugeen Shores Police Service, the Canada Border Services Agency and the OPP Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit began an investigation into the importation of Prohibited Devices by a resident of Saugeen Shores.

On October 30, 2019, members of the Saugeen Shores Police Service, Canada Border Services Agency and the Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit conducted a Search Warrant at a residence in Saugeen Shores.


As a result of the Investigation and Search warrant, the following items have been seized:

5 Suppressors (Silencers) – defined as prohibited devices by the Criminal Code
5 high capacity magazines – defined as prohibited devise by the Criminal Code
19 Registered Restricted Firearms
25 Registered Prohibited Firearms
33 Non-Restricted Firearms

A 53 year old male resident of Port Elgin has been charged with the following offences:

Importing a Firearm, Prohibited or Restricted Weapon, Prohibited Device – Sc. 103(1)(a) CC
Possession of a Prohibited Device X 3 – Sc. 92(2) CC
Smuggling Prohibited Device into Canada X 2 – Sc. 159 Customs Act
Possession of Imported Prohibited Goods – Sc. 155 Customs Act

The male was held for a Bail Hearing and remains in custody.   The investigation is continuing.