A Utah man was convicted Thursday of smuggling a firearm across the Canadian border.
According to a news release from Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Franklin Michael Crane sought entry to Canada at the port of Coutts, Alberta, on Aug. 9 when CBSA officers found a loaded 9 mm handgun in his vehicle's center console. Lisa White, a CBSA communications officer, said Crane had lied to officers when they asked if he had weapons in his vehicle.
"Our laws are clear," she said. "When people are coming to Canada, we expect that people respond to all questions."