Czech man sentenced in UK over illegal weapons

A court in the UK has sentenced a Czech man to nearly 13 years in prison for attempting to illegally import a semi-automatic weapon and ammunition, the National Crime Office said on its website.

In 2018 border guards in Dover discovered a Slovak-made self-loading rifle and 465 rounds of ammunition in a van. Investigators later traced DNA on the weapon to a Czech 42-year-old, who was then serving a jail term for another crime in Czechia. When he visited Manchester last March police arrested him.

Author: Ian Willoughby