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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.


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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