Canadian Police Recover Downed Drone Hauling Handguns

Canadian Police Recover Downed Drone Hauling Handguns
 (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

Canadian police recovered a flying drone smuggling guns across the border from the U.S. after the pilot crashed the drone into a tree. The drone came down near Port Lambton, Ontario, a town northeast of Detroit.

The tree belongs to Port Lambton residents Christine and Jeremy Ackwood.

“Our neighbor had spotted someone in our yard in the middle of the night and he had a remote control,” Christine Ackwood told CTV News. “He wasn’t sure what was going on.”

“We weren’t sure if they’d done it before. The police never did say that to us but we were kind of curious if they knew — if they spotted out that we were away,” said Jeremy.

Port Lambton residents witnessed a strange person piloting the drone and called the police. Witnesses say the man fled in a nearby vehicle after crashing the drone.

Canadian Police Recover Downed Drone Hauling Handguns
 (Photo: Ontario Provincial Police)

When police recovered the drone, they found it with a plastic grocery bag attached to it with carabiners and electrician’s tape. Inside were 11 handguns in more bags.

According to the police, the pistols were mostly models banned in Canada. They also said the guns were defaced, with the serial numbers removed.

Police aren’t sure who the guns were intended for or who was attempting to smuggle them across the border. Authorities typically search land vehicles for smuggled guns, but criminals are always coming up with new tactics.

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Investigators believe the smuggler flew the drone from Michigan over the St Clair River, which marks the border between the U.S. and Canada.

“You know between Canada and the U.S., and the various law enforcement authorities, they’re going to have to get their head around this,” said CTV public safety analyst Chris Lewis. “Because, let’s face it, there could be much more dangerous things than guns going back and forth, if they wanted to.”

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  • DELCO CAG May 9, 2022, 6:08 pm

    China is literally taking over our country and the world . China is playing the long game. 2 senators had known Chinese spy’s that infiltrated Feinstein for 20 years and that punk from California who had the affair with the other spy. Those are 2 Chinese spys that were discovered by accident, how many other spy’s are right this moment involved with members of our government, our schools, our military. The over under is probably in the thousands. Fentanyl pouring onto our country killing so many Americans. The family nucleus is being lost. China is buying our farm land, China has moved onto Afghanistan after our embarrassment of a withdrawal. We allow billionaires to put $500 million into the influence of our elections, we have DAs that refuse to put or even charge criminals who have no business being among the public. And a few guns being flown by some moron with a drone into Canada is news. I give the guy an A for effort , but if we don’t make it completely illegal to do any business whatsoever with China , I’m 20 years or less our country won’t be fixable. 🇺🇸

  • Charles May 7, 2022, 12:31 am

    Not much of a pipeline. As someone stated. Go out in the country and hand ’em across the border. I’m more worried about all the BAD stuff coming across our southern border. Canada has their problems too…ones more worrisome than a few guns coming across their southern border. Those guns were probably going to the french separatist movement that is still around up there.

  • JB May 6, 2022, 6:40 pm

    Must have been a large noisy drone to carry that many pistols in a single load.

  • Old wolf May 6, 2022, 5:23 pm

    this shows just how stupid gun control really is . If criminals want guns they will find a way to get them . Taking away guns from league civilians is the stupidest thing yet . It’s the league gun owners that need the protection from the criminals that have illegal guns . Or the league gun owners will be the criminals getting illegal guns . As the saying go’s … when guns are outlawed , I’ll be a outlaw … may be the only way to protect you and your family’s

  • woody b May 6, 2022, 9:36 am

    Ummm maybe just. maybe they were going South not North?

  • Bob Lee May 6, 2022, 8:45 am

    If “We” have a problem you should do the right thing and turn yourself in.

  • Giovanni Tallino May 6, 2022, 4:40 am

    The U.S./Canada border is a joke. There are thousands of miles where the border between the two nations consists of a metal wire supported by concrete posts. I used to hunt on a friend’s Montana farm right on the border, and if a flock of Hungarian partridge flew illegally from the U.S. into Canada, I stepped over the wire to “arrest” some of these law-breakers with my shotgun. I don’t see why crooks should resort to drones or other hi-tech to smuggle guns or worse things across the border when they could just hand them to an accomplice on the other side of the wire.

  • Blue Dog (he/him) May 5, 2022, 9:55 am

    Holy cow, you guys! Barack Obama was right! We do have a pipeline providing illegal guns to other countries!

    Was this one Eric Holder too? How is this one the ATF’s fault?

    • Hondo May 6, 2022, 9:19 am

      More useless drivel from bluedouche he/clown, somewhere a village is missing their idiot. Go home dummy.

      • Blue Dog (he/him) May 6, 2022, 1:46 pm

        I am home, Hondo.

        • Hondo May 6, 2022, 10:13 pm

          No you are a leftist POS is what you are.

        • Boss May 7, 2022, 10:24 am

          Yep, we know…

    • Kane May 6, 2022, 10:13 pm

      “Holy cow” is insulting and insensitive toward religions that adore cows. Obama was and still is WRONG. Holder too!!! Do your own homework on the ATF and ask fewer silly questions in the future.

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