One man tried to sneak tires across the U.S.-Canadian border, under bales of hay, in order to avoid declaring them.
The man arrived at the border in Saskatchewan in early December, and claimed he had six horses and roughly $8,000 in personal goods. He failed to mention the four tires, worth roughly $500, under the bales of hay in his horse trailer, according to a Canada Border Services Agency report.
Upon further examination the border agents learned the man also failed to mention that he had some work done on his truck and purchased another six tires. He was fined nearly $400. The CBSA said if the man been truthful, he would have only have had to pay goods and services tax on the items of less than $80.