Local man charged over gun smuggling
BISMARCK, N.D.—A Canadian man is accused of trying to smuggle American guns into Canada after he allegedly sold six guns to an undercover officer for $24,000.
Shawn Hartnell, 29, of Fort Frances, Ont., is charged with two counts, including conspiracy to illegally export firearms.
Investigators acting as buyers allegedly met Hartnell at a Grand Forks, N.D. hotel earlier this week and paid him $24,000 for four semi-automatic rifles and two handguns.
He was arrested after accepting the cash.
A detention hearing was scheduled for today in Grand Forks.