Canada Border Services Agency officers at the Lansdowne Thousand Islands port of entry seized electronic devices containing suspected child pornography from four travellers during routine secondary inspections in December 2014 and in early January 2015.
In three separate incidents in December, officers seized cell phones from travellers containing videos that depicted suspected child pornography. In all three cases, the individuals were arrested and charged with non-report of imported goods, possession of illegally imported goods, and smuggling under the Customs Act, as well as possession of child pornography and importing child pornography under the Criminal Code. In January, another traveller’s phone was seized with suspected child pornography on it. Charges are pending.