A 32-year-old man from Amherst, Nova Scotia, has been arrested following a joint investigation by the CBSA Criminal Investigations Section in Halifax and the Cumberland Country District RCMP.
Police say the investigation began in mid-July when Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers in Toronto seized a package containing a prohibited weapon destined to address an Amherst.
On Aug. 10, police say they searched a home on Parkwood Drive in Amherst and discovered and seized two cellphones and 15 prohibited weapons.
The prohibited weapons included one brass knuckle, one switchblade, two butterfly knives, one tiger knife, one ballistic gun dart launcher and nine finger claw knives.
The 32-year-old man was arrested and transported to the RCMP detachment in Amherst and is facing several weapons-related and smuggling charges.
He is scheduled to appear in court at a later date.
The Minister of Public Safety, Marco Mendicino, said in a news release that "this seizure is yet another example of the great collaboration between our law enforcement agencies. I want to thank members of the CBSA, RCMP and law enforcement partners for their continued commitment to protecting our communities."