Weapons Co. Execs Accused Of Smuggling Gun Parts

Law360, New York (February 9, 2011, 6:42 PM EST) -- Five executives at an arms manufacturer that supplied M-16 rifles to the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps have been indicted for secretly shipping unlicensed rifle barrels and other gun components in violation of the Arms Export Control Act.

Executives at Sabre Defence Holdings LLC arranged to ship hundreds of rifle barrels and other gun parts in mislabeled boxes between the company’s Middlesex, England, and Nashville, Tenn., divisions, sometimes with false bottoms to hide the real contents, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in the U.S. District...
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