Sino-US jointly cracked cross-border arms smuggling case and seized over one hundred pieces of firearms
BEIJING, June 11 (Reporter history of competing male, ZOU) reporter on the 11th learned from the Ministry of Public Security recently in the organization and coordination of the Ministry of Public Security, China and the United States jointly cracked an extraordinarily serious transnational smuggling of weapons and ammunition case, captured in China 23 criminal suspects, and seized 93 firearms of various types, and 5 million rounds of bullets and firearms accessories. The three suspects were arrested in the United States, and seized 12 firearms of various types.
It is reported that the August 25, 2011, Shanghai Pudong International Airport Customs in New York, the United States sent to Taizhou, Zhejiang, reporting name for the loudspeaker shipment to be inspected, found in possession of lethal system firearms and accessories. The Public Security Ministry attaches great importance will be the case as listed on the case, and the GAC jointly carry out the detection of command work.
task force on August 26 in Taizhou, Zhejiang, the suspect Wang Ting (male, 32 years old, Taizhou) captured. The investigation, Wang Ting in a foreign websites take the knowledge home Linzhi Fu (male, 25 years old, Fuzhou, Fujian Province Minhou County, long lived in the United States since November 2009), the smuggling outside the weapons, ammunition entry of middlemen . Lin Zhifu through the Internet to set up a smuggling, trafficking, possession of firearms and ammunition groups to buyers looking for guns and ammunition in the country, firearms and ammunition via UPS Federal Express from New York express to a number of similar Wang Ting middlemen, and then distributed to domestic buyers through middlemen. Case downstream of the whole criminal chain in the territory, the source outside the geographical span, and rely on the virtual network transactions, subtle and strong; the identity of the persons involved, address, contact details are fictional, involved in firearms and ammunition by a middleman layers changed hands, detection is very difficult.
for the involved firearms, mainly from the United States, the Ministry of Public Security and timely information about the United States to request the U.S. side thoroughly investigate the gun source. United States law enforcement departments attach great importance to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau of Homeland Security investigation team was sent in January 2012 went to Shanghai to jointly discuss the joint enforcement matters. Subsequently, the United States seized illegally in the United States engaged in firearm trafficking activities, the Linzhi Fu and Li Lian (male, 23 years old, Chinese), May 20, the U.S. arrested in North Carolina case main culprit, the current U.S. National Guard Staff Sergeant Joseph Di Bose, and seized 12 firearms destined for China. At this point, the smuggling of weapons and ammunition case, criminal networks have been completely destroyed.
Ministry of Public Security official said, the case is successfully detected, greatly deter transnational criminal groups, smuggling and trafficking in arms and ammunition to the effective elimination of standard firearms, illegal immigrants from China’s social order caused by various types of risks. Ministry of Public Security will continue to strengthen international cooperation in law enforcement to crack down on smuggling, the sale of firearms, ammunition and other illegal and criminal activities, resolutely safeguard the lives and property of the masses. (End)
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