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Gun seizures increasing at international border crossings in New York

Border agents are seizing more guns at New York’s border crossings between the United States and Canada, according to the Buffalo Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Since May 1, officers have seized 18 guns for violations of local and state laws, as well as exportation contrary to law. The weapons included revolvers and an automatic pistol, a spokesman said.

The weapons were taken from Americans returning from Canada, and citizens of other countries crossing the border into and out of the United States, the spokesman said.

Several arrests were made, and the guns were turned over to local and state law enforcement agencies for processing.

The Buffalo Field Office covers 16 ports of entry, from Buffalo up to Champlain. The Port of Buffalo comprises the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, and the Rainbow, Whirlpool-Rapids and Lewiston-Queenston bridges in Niagara County.