Handgun seized at Thousand Islands border crossing

In this Tuesday, May 31, 2016 photo provided by the Canada Border Services Agency, agents at the Lansdowne, Ont. border crossing seized this .45-caliber handgun and loaded magazines during an inspection of a vehicle May 22, 2016. A Northern New York man has been charged. (CBSA via Newswatch Group)

LANSDOWNE – A Northern New York man has been arrested after border agents found a loaded .45-caliber handgun under the driver’s seat of his vehicle.

The Canada Border Services Agency says the 26-year-old man was sent to secondary inspection as he attempted to come into Canada at the Lansdowne crossing on May 22, 2016.

Officers found the gun as well as two loaded magazines in the vehicle.

The pistol and ammunition was seized.

Brendan McDonough, 26, of Oswego, N.Y. is facing Customs Act charges of making false statements and smuggling. He is also facing a Criminal Code charge of unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon and possession of a loaded restriction weapon.

McDonough was released on $10,000 bail and will appear in a Brockville, Ont. court June 10, 2016.

The Lansdowne border has seized 15 firearms since May 1, 2015.

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