A jet ski was seized by officials last week

Two detained, jet ski seized

Charges pending after border guards discover cross-border plot

Two men heading into Canada found themselves in hot water last week, after border guards questioning a northbound traveller discovered a plan for one to elude authorities altogether by entering the country on a jet ski.

According to Canada Border Services Agency, the deception was discovered Tuesday (Aug. 30) evening at the Pacific Highway border. Suspicions were raised when a U.S. resident referred for secondary examination provided inconsistent responses, CBSA’s Erin Steeksma said.

Further questioning determined the traveller had dropped off a man – described as a foreign national – and a jet ski in Blaine before heading to the border, and that the pair planned to meet up at a White Rock restaurant.

A GPS with the restaurant’s co-ordinates was found inside the northbound vehicle, Steeksma said.

Officers dispatched to the GPS site identified and arrested a man matching the description; a jet ski painted flat black was found on the beach nearby and seized.

Both men were detained and later released.

A criminal investigation is ongoing and charges are pending, Steeksma said.

 

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