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Canadian arrested in Grand Forks in alleged international gun smuggling scheme

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A Canadian man was arrested this week by federal agents at a Grand Forks motel after they say he took $24,000 in cash for six guns he thought would be smuggled into Canada.

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Shawn Hartnell, 29, appeared in federal court in Grand Forks on Wednesday.

According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Chase, Hartnell faces two charges.

One count alleges that, as a Canadian citizen in the United States on a "non-immigrant," visa, Hartnell was illegally possessing firearms.

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