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The last time I crossed through Cornwall I was bringing back 3k in wheels and while I had been gone for over 48 hours I knew that I still had to pay tax on my goods. However I had a 24 of beer which I was legal to have. Inside the dickie Moore trailer I was asked what time I crossed at and I said around 7:30pm ish Friday night.. They checked in the system and it was actually 7:44. I figured 14 mins is no big deal.. Well app it was a big deal because it was a false declaration to an officer but keep in mind I was we’ll over the 48hrs I replied " you asked me and I gave you a time which is close. I also declared all my items bought which is why I’m inside to pay my taxes on them which I have zero issues paying for. I’ve been truthful to you and I am terribly sorry that I didn’t keep track of the exact time I crossed into the USA"

They ransacked my car, peered down in the gas tank, looked in the doors with a camera.. I was expecting a K-9 unit to show up. 2 hours later they wrote me my bill for 148$ and sent me on my way. I told the guy this was all I wanted to do in the first place and that I was never hiding anything

In November coming back after 7 days in Texas the CBSA agent at 1000 islands didn’t believe that my friend and I had been in Texas. We got sent to secondary and had the car searched ( actually 2nd time in that month) this time we were trolling them during the search. After they found our F1 tickets they let us go. It’s amazing because I got a Nexus card to avoid hassle

I cross the border 3-4 times a month. The Americans are always friendly and professional. Some CBP agents at the border I cross most at even know me and already know where I’m going. I’ve gone through with wine, cigars and even booze. They didn’t careDamn, that sucks! So far I get searched about one out of three crossings back to Canada and I get checked (X-ray, open trunk, and/or rear doors) about a third of the times I cross into the USA. It’s definitely not worth the risk. They also brought out the dog once when they found some rolling papers and empty baggies in my car (long time ago, my fault for not checking the car prior).

Judging by the logical posts that you spew out I am willing to bet that you tried to pull a quick one and got caught How in the world does my attitude suggest I got caught with anything ? I got stopped & searched many times and always made it through.

Correction. I was once coming into Canada around Christmas time and had managed to put in 17 bottles of wine in my luggage coming back from Europe. I had declared 2 bottles on the paper and when the luggage came on the conveyor belt everyone got hit by this really strong smell of wine. Most of the bottles had smashed and the wine drained *somewhere*. Needless to say I got pulled aside and searched. The funny part was that they couldn’t tell how many bottles I had but obviously it was more than 2 so they just fined me 90$ and told me to not do it again.

For the actual border crossing I was doing it all the time for my company. They search you the first 4-5 times to establish your bona-fide and then it’s smooth sailing. The only personal thing I ever declared afterwards was my snowboard which was just too big too conceal.

And from experience: voluntary disclosure and complying only leads to trouble. A long time ago I was crossing back into Canada with a warranty hard-drive replacement from Western Digital. I had the paperwork and everything. Naturally I declared it because I figured what the hell. The guy wouldn’t believe me it was a warranty replacement and spent 1h on the phone with WD Support ( at 9pm mind you! ) tracking down the serial number of the drive and so on. All this for what ? Hoping to collect 3$ tax on a 130$ drive. Which he didn’t get anyways. That’s why I have nothing but contempt for these idiots and never act like you do.

Correction. I was once coming into Canada around Christmas time and had managed to put in 17 bottles of wine in my luggage coming back from Europe. I had declared 2 bottles on the paper and when the luggage came on the conveyor belt everyone got hit by this really strong smell of wine. Most of the bottles had smashed and the wine drained *somewhere*. Needless to say I got pulled aside and searched. The funny part was that they couldn’t tell how many bottles I had but obviously it was more than 2 so they just fined me 90$ and told me to not do it again.

For the actual border crossing I was doing it all the time for my company. They search you the first 4-5 times to establish your bona-fide and then it’s smooth sailing. The only personal thing I ever declared afterwards was my snowboard which was just too big too conceal.

And from experience: voluntary disclosure and complying only leads to trouble. A long time ago I was crossing back into Canada with a warranty hard-drive replacement from Western Digital. I had the paperwork and everything. Naturally I declared it because I figured what the hell. The guy wouldn’t believe me it was a warranty replacement and spent 1h on the phone with WD Support ( at 9pm mind you! ) tracking down the serial number of the drive and so on. All this for what ? Hoping to collect 3$ tax on a 130$ drive. Which he didn’t get anyways. That’s why I have nothing but contempt for these idiots and never act like you do.I agree with you 100% and I share your feelings towards the border guards.