Taiwanese sentenced to prison in U.S. for attempted arms smuggling

Los Angeles, Aug. 2 (CNA) A Taiwanese man has been sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for attempting to smuggle guns and ammunition from the United States into Taiwan, authorities in the U.S. state of Arizona said Wednesday.

Yang Fu-sheng, 39, was found in possession of 10,000 rounds of ammunition and 40 gun frames when he was stopped by Arizona police on June 22, 2017 for speeding, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office in the District of Arizona.

Yang, who had entered the U.S. legally two days before, had also attempted to purchase 100 firearms in the U.S. with the intention of smuggling them back to Taiwan, the statement said.

In court, Yang pleaded guilty to attempted arms smuggling from the U.S. to Taiwan, according to the statement.

On July 30, he was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the Attorney's Office said.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel