Russian convicted in US for attempting to smuggle AK-47 and assault rifles
Konstantin Chekhovsky will stay in custody for 18 months.
Russian Konstantin Chekhovsky has been sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment in the US for an attempt to export parts of weapons and ammunition worth over $100 thousand to Russia. This is stated in the message of the US Immigration and Customs Police.
Apart from the sentence, Chekhovsky will have to pay a fine of $100 thousand.
According to the criminal case, the Russian was detained almost a year ago at the airport in Chicago while trying to fly to Stockholm. The police found details for firearms, including AK-47 Kalashnikov assault rifles and M4 assault rifles, ammunition, clips and sights, in Chekhovsky’s baggage. He did not have documents permitting the transportation of the goods and later pleaded guilty.
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