A portrait of Major Barling at the 2016 National Military Shooting Competition in Ottawa.
Additionally, according to Rory Fowler, Lieutenant-Colonel retired and a lawyer, the situation is likely to have an impact on members of the Canadian Armed Forces for at least some time.
In a press release released on November 15, the CBSA explained that it had laid several firearms-related charges following an investigation and the seizure of various prohibited weapons, including handguns, assault rifles, shotguns and ammunition.
In August 2023, Major Kendrick Barling of the Royal Canadian Air Force returned to Canada after being posted to the United States for five years. Major Barling's personal effects were shipped through Canadian Forces Base Trenton, where numerous undeclared firearms were discovered hidden in the shipment, it added.
The CBSA then explains that it carried out searches in residences in Kingston and Petawawa in October.
During the searches, officers found and seized several firearms and prohibited items:
Source: CBSA press release
Major Barling therefore faces 29 charges, including nine of knowingly importing weapons or devices prohibited into Canada.
The CBSA press release does not specify the type or brand of weapons associated with the charges. In response to a request for details, Jacqueline Roby, a spokesperson for the agency, responded by email: As certain elements of this matter are still under investigation, we cannot share details. x27;additional information.
However, several photos of firearms and associated paraphernalia accompany the press release.
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