Yes, but in Canada, we all know about the actual legality of importing a replica. Trying to it just because a CBSA agent may or may not do his job is in fact smuggling. The fact that you declare changes nothing. You know it's illegal, yet try to do it anyways, hoping to get it in.
The question you ask is basically fishing for an answer to a why an item would be seized. It would be seized because the CBSA agent actually did his job correctly.
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