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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Montreal Man Sentenced for Attempting to Smuggle Firearms Parts into Canada

ALBANY, NEW YORK – Luc Emond, age 60, of Montreal, Canada, was sentenced today to 10 months in prison, and to pay a $3,000 fine, for attempting to smuggle pistol kits into Canada. The announcement was made by United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Kevin Kelly, Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

In pleading guilty, Emond admitted to hiding the pistol kits in his car and attempting to smuggle them into Canada without first obtaining export licenses and completing other paperwork.  Emond ordered the two pistol kits over the internet and had them delivered to him at a motel in Lake George, New York, to which he traveled from Canada in order to pick up the firearms kits and transport them to Canada.

This case was investigated by HSI, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily C. Powers.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Counterintelligence and Export Control
Updated February 19, 2020