MIL OSI – Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI National News – Press Release/Statement
Headline: U.S. citizen sentenced for smuggling of child pornography
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced today that on February 23, 2015, Brian Scott Long, 51, of Washington, U.S. pleaded guilty to smuggling child pornography in Dartmouth Provincial Court, and was sentenced to 90 days in jail.
On December 30, 2014, while conducting an examination of a vessel berthed at the Autoport Terminal in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia, CBSA officers interviewed Long to determine his admissibility into Canada. During a secondary examination of Long’s goods, officers discovered suspected child pornography on his laptop. Long was arrested and charged with smuggling under section 159 of the Customs Act.
- The Customs Act prohibits the importation of certain goods, including child pornography as defined by the Criminal Code. The CBSA works closely with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada to prosecute to the full extent of the law those engaging in smuggling prohibited material into Canada.
- Anyone with information about suspicious cross-border or illegal activity is encouraged to call the CBSA Border Watch toll-free line at 1-888-502-9060.
“The CBSA is committed to keeping child pornography out of our communities. These seizures reaffirm our role in the efforts to prevent the exploitation of children in Canada and around the world.”
– Tom Critchlow, Director, Enforcement and Intelligence Operations Division, Atlantic Region
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