Buffalo woman arrested after stolen firearm found at Peace Bridge

A routine inspection of a vehicle returning to the United States via the Peace Bridge has resulted in an arrest and the recovery of a stolen firearm.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers inspected a vehicle driven by a 22-year-old woman from Buffalo on Sunday, June 2. The woman was accompanied by her two-year-old son.

During the secondary inspection, officers discovered a loaded handgun and ammunition inside a small duffle bag in the trunk.

Further investigation revealed the weapon had been reported stolen by the North Las Vegas Police Department.

“Our CBP officers remain vigilant and enforcement-minded, especially as we head into our busy summer season,” saidArea Port Director Gaetano Cordone.

“This arrest and recovery of a stolen firearm, as well as our outstanding law enforcement partnership with the Buffalo Police Department, is yet another example of CBP’s efforts to keep our communities safe.”

The woman was taken into custody and processed by CBP officers.

The firearm and the suspect were later handed over to the Buffalo Police Department, where she faces a felony charge of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Her son was released to a friend of the woman at her request.

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