Raleigh Man Gets 10-Years For Gun Smuggling

A Raleigh man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for smuggling dozens of pistols into the United Kingdom.

Steven Neal Greenoe was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Greenville. He pleaded guilty last year to exporting firearms from the United States without a license and traveling in foreign commerce to deal in firearms without a license.

Melvin King, acting special agent in charge of the ATF office in Charlotte, says such trafficking schemes are contributing factors to violent crime.

Prosecutors say the 37-year-old ex-Marine brought 63 pistols in his checked luggage on flights to Britain, where he then sold them.

Authorities said he disassembled the weapons and disguised them as engineering samples and inert weapons, then concealed them in his luggage.

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  • by jay on Jan 11, 2012 at 04:24 AM
    JusticeForALL Really?? Hints the title he got ten years bc your right you cant do it. It is against the law. wow your smart
  • by JusticeForAll on Jan 10, 2012 at 08:08 PM
    This story is obviously fabricated and entirely made-up. First of all, it is against Federal law to transfer a handgun outside the US without all kinds of licenses and permits from Dept. of State, DOD, DOJ and Dept. of Commerce. Second, the private sale of handguns in the UK is illegal. Third, the UK has what ammounts to a total ban on private ownership of handguns by private citizens. So with all these "gun control" laws in place to "prevent" this sort of thing, and since everyone KNOWS that "gun control" laws always work (that's why we have so many of them), there is simply NO WAY this guy coul dhave done this. Please, WITN, when will you stop publishing these made-up, fabricated, fictional stories as "news"?

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