News

Horse tale at border costs Aldergrove couple $71,634 in penalties

This quarter horse was seized at the Aldergrove border because its owners tried to claim they paid $10,000 for it when they really paid $140,000. - CBSA photo
This quarter horse was seized at the Aldergrove border because its owners tried to claim they paid $10,000 for it when they really paid $140,000.
— image credit: CBSA photo

 

Two Aldergrove residents told a very costly lie when trying to bring an American quarter horse across the border last month.

On June 23, two returning residents arrived at the Aldergrove border crossing with a quarter horse they bought in Texas.

They declared to the officer that they had paid $10,000 US for it.

However, through questioning, Border Service Officers determined that the actual payment was $140,505 Canadian. Both individuals were arrested and are facing possible prosecution, said the Canadian Border Services Agency.

An administrative penalty of $71,634 CAD was applied on the undervalued amount.

The penalty was paid and the horse was released from CBSA custody.

Had the travellers made a truthful declaration they would have paid $16,860.60 CAD in duties and taxes.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Langley mayors vote for transit tax
 
Traffic lights approved for 72 Avenue
 
CP Holiday Train Puts on a Great show in Agassiz
Missing New West woman surfaces in Quebec
 
Police seek machete-wielding attacker
 
Community generosity overflows the food bank in District of Kent
Wildrose migration a month in making: Prentice
 
New Democrats angry MP joins Ontario Liberals
 
NDP blasts lottery corporation spending

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 18 edition online now. Browse the archives.