Police cuff Bradford man over silencer smuggling concerns

Man facing charges including importing unauthorized weaponry

Police have cuffed a Bradford man after allegations arose that firearm silencers were being trafficked.

The investigation got its start after the Canada Border Services Agency seized three parcels, disguised as automotive parts from China, but said to contain three suppressors.

The parcels were destined for both a Bradford home and a business. Border Security reached out to the South Simcoe Police on January 12 and officers went to the home with a warrant by January 19. Investigators say a number of items were seized during the search, and a 54-year-old man was placed under arrest.

The suspect now faces over a dozen charges including smuggling, trafficking weapons, and importing unauthorized weaponry.