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CBP Arrests Trio At Peace Bridge With Guns And Mask

Release Date: 
November 20, 2016

BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge arrested three individuals early Sunday, after discovering two loaded handguns in their vehicle.

Handguns seized by CBP officers at Peace Bridge
Two loaded handguns seized from trio at
Peace Bridge

Around 4:30 am, CBP officers at Peace Bridge encountered a vehicle after it made a wrong turn on Peace Bridge.  The driver, a 25-year-old male, along with two passengers, a 24-year-old male and 22-year-old female, all U.S. Citizens, stated they had accidentally entered the bridge and just wanted to return to the U.S. The vehicle was sent to secondary inspection for further examination.

During the secondary inspection, CBP officers discovered two loaded handguns, including a 9-mm automatic pistol, a .32-caliber revolver, and ammunition for each weapon.  Officers also discovered a duffel bag in the trunk of the vehicle, containing fatigue-style clothing and a mask.

“CBP Officers are the first line of defense and work diligently to protect the public,” said Acting Port Director Cary Frieling.  “This is an excellent example of the daily dangers our officers face while protecting our nation’s borders.” 

The handguns, clothing and ammunition were seized and all three subjects were arrested and turned over to the Buffalo Police Department.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017