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An Iraqi citizen has been convicted of attempting to smuggle weapons through the port of Savannah

SAVANA, Georgia (WSAV) – An Iraqi citizen has been convicted of arms smuggling through the port of Savannah.

According to U.S. Attorney David H. Estes, 42-year-old Nihad Al Jabery of Clarkston, Georgia, was found guilty in a federal lawsuit of trying to smuggle 6 rifles and three pistols into the country.

The prosecutor’s office claims that the weapon was hidden in a container with the inscription “71 units of spare parts, no license required.”

According to information described during the trial, Al Jabari was trying to send six .308 long-range rifles and three pistols hidden in the cargo. The prosecutor’s office claims that the weapon was hidden in a container with the inscription “71 units of spare parts, no license required.”

The firearms, which were found disassembled along with used car parts in a container in the port of Savannah, were obtained by buying at various sports shops in the Atlanta area.

“As the port of Savannah has continued to support a significant increase in import and export traffic, our law enforcement partners have done an excellent job of intercepting illegal cargo and maintaining security at the border,” Estes said. “Stopping Al Jaber’s Smuggling Attempt to Prevent Significant Supplies of Firearms to an Already Dangerous Area of ​​the World.”

Al-Jaberi was taken into custody pending sentencing. He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine.

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An Iraqi citizen has been convicted of attempting to smuggle weapons through the port of Savannah

SAVANA, Georgia (WSAV) – An Iraqi citizen has been convicted of arms smuggling through the port of Savannah.

According to U.S. Attorney David H. Estes, 42-year-old Nihad Al Jabery of Clarkston, Georgia, was found guilty in a federal lawsuit of trying to smuggle 6 rifles and three pistols into the country.

The prosecutor’s office claims that the weapon was hidden in a container with the inscription “71 units of spare parts, no license required.”

According to information described during the trial, Al Jabari was trying to send six .308 long-range rifles and three pistols hidden in the cargo. The prosecutor’s office claims that the weapon was hidden in a container with the inscription “71 units of spare parts, no license required.”

The firearms, which were found disassembled along with used car parts in a container in the port of Savannah, were obtained by buying at various sports shops in the Atlanta area.

“As the port of Savannah has continued to support a significant increase in import and export traffic, our law enforcement partners have done an excellent job of intercepting illegal cargo and maintaining security at the border,” Estes said. “Stopping Al Jaber’s Smuggling Attempt to Prevent Significant Supplies of Firearms to an Already Dangerous Area of ​​the World.”

Al-Jaberi was taken into custody pending sentencing. He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine.

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