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#1 Hawkeye_Joe

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:16 PM

GIs Indicted For Gun Imports From Iraq
Associated Press
April 13, 2005

PADUCAH, Ky. - Two soldiers and another man were indicted Tuesday for allegedly smuggling machine guns out of Iraq and trying to sell them in the United States.

Army Sgt. Nigel Brown, 31; Sgt. Beau Uran, 24; and Guy Brown, 46, were indicted on federal charges of conspiring to unlawfully import machine guns and aiding and abetting the possession of a machine gun, the U.S. attorney's office said.

If convicted, they could face up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and supervised release for up to three years. The men are scheduled to be arraigned in May.

Nigel Brown and Uran were deployed to Iraq from Fort Campbell in 2003. While there, they acquired 17 Russian-made AK-47s and a Chinese assault rifle, prosecutors said.

The men allegedly placed the guns inside oxygen tanks after sawing the bottoms off and had them shipped back to Fort Campbell in a container.

They retrieved the tanks when they returned from Iraq, the indictment alleges.

Prosecutors said Nigel Brown then asked Guy Brown, a relative, to sell the guns. In May 2004, Guy Brown allegedly sold the guns to an undercover federal agent for $18,000.

Nigel Brown declined to comment when reached by telephone late Tuesday. A relative answering the phone at a listed number for Guy Brown said he was not available. There was no phone listing for Beau Uran in Clarksville.

Lt. Col. Ed Loomis, a Fort Campbell spokesman, said Nigel Brown and Uran were still with their units. He referred questions about the investigation to the U.S. attorney.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 03:45 PM

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Guy Brown allegedly sold the guns to an undercover federal agent for $18,000.


Not to defend this dummy's actions, but he should have known that something was up when a person wanted to buy an unregistered machine for the same amount (or more) as a registered one. dry.gif

I think that anyone with $18,000 on hand could find a person willing to sell a registered AK.

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:49 PM

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While there, they acquired 17 Russian-made AK-47s and a Chinese assault rifle, prosecutors said.
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Prosecutors said Nigel Brown then asked Guy Brown, a relative, to sell the guns. In May 2004, Guy Brown allegedly sold the guns to an undercover federal agent for $18,000.


Not 1 for $18k, but all 17 for $18k.
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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:31 PM

that is a fair assessment of value.in congo $10.00,south of the border $75.00..afghanistan $100.00, they are on the rise!!! a.k.greed looming it's ugly head!!

p.s. if they let them bring stuff in legally...we would not have this problem...take the hint.gov.

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Posted 24 April 2005 - 11:21 AM

I'd pay $1000 for a FA AK. Registered that is.
Rpn, I thought they were $10 on the streets of Afghan land.
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Posted 24 April 2005 - 12:56 PM

My bad; I mis-read the post.

He's still a dummy though! laugh.gif
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