My Step father is a Border agent and I had the same thing happen to me. He told me that I would need to appeal the seizure regardless if I would get my stuff back. You need to take action because you do not want a weapons related seizure on your record. This is very important if you decide to travel. Appeal the seizure and get it off your record.
As far as lack of training for CBSA, that is a bunch of BS. I grew up with a customs officer in house and spent enuff time with many of them and I can tell you they have annual mandatory training which determines their employment for the next year. Now I would imagine that there are some side steps here, but lets not forget bottom line is that they can seize anything they want and there is nothing you can do about it. i know it sucks but that is how it is.
Last edited by kash Ryan; April 3rd, 2009 at 13:29..