ARMY BASE WEAPONS SOLD TO OVERSEAS BLACK MARKET
More than US$1 million in weapons parts and sensitive military equipment was stolen out of Fort Campbell, Ky., and sold on the black market, some of it to foreign buyers through eBay, according to testimony at a federal trial this week. The equipment — some of it re-sold to buyers in Russia, China, Mexico, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Ukraine — included machine-gun and rifle parts, body armour, helmets, gun sights and medical equipment. John Roberts, of Clarksville, Tenn., was being tried Wednesday in Nashville on charges of wire fraud, conspiracy to steal and sell government property. Six soldiers and his civilian business partner made plea deals in exchange for their testimony.