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Multiple weapons, hundreds of rounds of ammunition seized at Peace Bridge

Posted at 6:34 PM, Sep 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-12 18:34:32-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says an Ohio man who allegedly made a wrong turn was arrested at the Peace Bridge with multiple weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition in his vehicle.

CBP says the 33-year-old Parma Heights, Ohio man made a wrong turn onto the Peace Bridge, traveled across to Canada and turned around and came back to the United States.

According to CBP, the Ohio man did not have a passport and upon secondary inspection he only declared a .45 caliber Glock handgun.

A search was conducted and also found in his vehicle were:

  • 799 rounds of 9 mm ammunition
  • AR-15 model PA-15 semi-automatic rifle
  • 76 rounds of .223 ammunition
  • 30-round capacity magazine
  • two 17-round Glock magazines
The removal of weapons from our streets illustrate how U.S. Customs and Border Protection continues to work alongside our local law enforcement partners to help keep our communities safe.
Acting Area Port Director Sharon Swiatek

The Ohio man was turned over to New York State police, he faces charges for criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.