Traveller convicted for failing to report to Cornwall port of entry
August 23, 2017 Cornwall, Ontario Canada Border Services Agency
An Akwesasne, Ontario resident was convicted of failing to report to the Cornwall port of entry (POE), the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today.
On June 5, 2017, 36-year-old Windell King, driving northbound, approached the bridge toll booth before the Cornwall POE, but drove through going the wrong way using the southbound lane. He bypassed the Cornwall POE entirely and did not report to the CBSA. King was later arrested by Cornwall Community Police Services.
King was charged with evading compliance under section 153 (c) of the Customs Act and subsequently sentenced on July 20, 2017 to 45 days pre-trial custody and a four-month conditional sentence.
“Failing to report to the CBSA when required is against the law and can be dangerous. The CBSA will not tolerate any individual who fails to report and will work with local law-enforcement agencies to ensure prosecution.”
– Jeff Davidson, Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Division
- Failure to Report In: Any individual, regardless of conveyance, who does not report to the CBSA and evades the POE altogether when entering Canada.
- All port runners are subject to prosecution.
- Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.