BORN: Man arrested for gun and smuggling crimes

ANTIGONISH, NS — A 40-year-old man from Paq’tnkek Indigenous Territory, located near Antigonish, Nova Scotia, faces multiple charges, including firearms and contraband charges, after being arrested on 27 last June.

Michael Alexander Kane was nevertheless released on conditions. He will return to court in Antigonish Provincial Court on September 28.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reports that on May 6, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) intercepted a package that was to be delivered to a man from Paq’tnkek. The package contained a firearm silencer, a prohibited device.

On June 27, the package was delivered to the man, who was immediately arrested and search warrants executed. RCMP officers then seized firearms, some of which were loaded and carelessly stored, as well as ammunition.

Michael Alexander Kane, 40, is charged with importing a prohibited device, smuggling, careless use and storage of a firearm, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.


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