UK man jailed for selling guns smuggled from US

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Posted: Nov 11, 2011 8:03 AM
UK man jailed for selling guns smuggled from US

A judge has sentenced a British man to at least 11 years in prison for selling guns/">handguns smuggled into the country by a former U.S. Marine.

Prosecutors say Steven Cardwell sold guns imported by ex-Marine Steven Greenoe, who hid them in his luggage on trans-Atlantic flights.

Greenoe was arrested in July 2010 at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in North Carolina with 16 guns in his suitcase. He has been jailed for exporting weapons without a license.

Prosecutors say he smuggled at least 63 weapons into Britain, where handguns are banned and few police officers carry firearms. Only 10 have been recovered.

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At Liverpool Crown Court on Friday, judge Elgan Edwards gave Cardwell a mininum 11-year sentence.