Authorities say a Navy SEAL in California and men in Nevada and Colorado are accused of smuggling machine guns from Iraq into the United States for resale on the black market.
Federal officials in Las Vegas said Thursday that Nicholas Bickle, 36, of San Diego, Andrew Kaufman, 36, of Las Vegas and Richard Paul, 34, of Durango, Colo., were arrested Wednesday.
A complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas accuses the trio of conspiring to smuggle and sell 18 weapons and 14 other firearms since June to an undercover federal Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent in Las Vegas and Colorado.
Authorities say the weapons included factory-made Iraqi machine guns that would be difficult or impossible to trace.
Source: The Associated Press
Authorities say a Navy SEAL in California and men in Nevada and Colorado are…
by Tactical-Life.com / Nov 4, 2010