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GEORGIA : China Arms Case Draws Indictment

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A federal grand jury returned a 30-count indictment, charging 14 people and a Georgia company in a scheme to smuggle automatic weapons into the United States from China, U.S. officials said. The indictment formalizes charges made last month when federal agents smashed an arms smuggling ring that they said involved two government-run Chinese munitions firms. Seven of the people charged have been arrested, and seven others, including officials of China’s state-controlled munitions firm China Northern Industrial Corp., remain at large. The indictment also charges Dynasty Holding Co. of Georgia with money laundering.


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