Saturday, January 26, 2013
"British" gun smugglers caught
Britain's strict gun laws don't deprive EVERYONE of guns
A gang [above] of elite British Army soldiers who smuggled drugs and guns into the UK have been jailed for a combined total of almost 50 years today.
Trooper Lemar Loveless, 26, masterminded the operation to bring a cache of guns, ammunition and £70,000 worth of cocaine through the Channel Tunnel loaded into the back of BMWs. He had discharged himself from the Queen's Royal Hussars, the most senior light cavalry regiment of the British Army, just days before his arrest.
Loveless was caught out by immigration officials in Folkestone along with regimental colleague Trave Dyce, 22. The pair had five guns, including two Walther PPKs favoured by fictional spy James Bond, along with three silencers, ammunition, and half a kilo of cocaine, Woolwich Crown Court heard today.
The court heard the operation was well-planned and included wrapping the illegal stash in curry powder lined tape to try to evade detection by sniffer dogs.