These weapons were seized from two elderly Americans trying to cross into Canada at the Aldergrove crossing July 11.

These weapons were seized from two elderly Americans trying to cross into Canada at the Aldergrove crossing July 11.

Gun smuggling seniors busted at Aldergrove border

American visitors arrested by Canada Border Service

Two Americans are facing 15 weapons-related charges after they were caught at the Aldergrove border crossing on July 11 with five loaded handguns and a loaded shotgun.

The Canada Border Services Agency (BCSA) said the travelers, 70-year-old Hugh Wayne Barr and 64-year-old Danny Ray Cross, were on their way to Alaska when inspectors discovered the cache of guns.

The guns included an Old-West style six-shot revolver and a two-shot Derringer.

Barr and Cross were released July 13 after a Surrey provincial Court judge ordered them each to post $50,000 bail.

The charges against them including multiple counts of smuggling goods into Canada, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possessing a prohibited or restricted firearm and ammunition.

Their next court appearance is set for Aug. 29.

Visitors to Canada may temporarily import non-restricted firearms like hunting rifles and shotguns if they complete a Non-Resident Firearm Declaration, and have a valid purpose such as hunting.