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Posted at 7:45 AM ET, 01/ 4/2011

Jail for man in Nigeria gun smuggling

By The Associated Press

A federal judge has sentenced a Laurel man to more than three years in prison for shipping guns and ammunition to Nigeria.

Fifty-year-old Emenike Nwankwoala, a former state probation officer, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

Prosecutors say Nwankwoala told an undercover agent from Immigration and Customs Enforcement that he had been buying shotguns and shipping them to Nigeria for the past decade, turning a large profit.

Nwankwoala told the agent that he hid the guns in shipping containers with vehicles.


By The Associated Press  | January 4, 2011; 7:45 AM ET
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