Year in prison for man who smug­gled guns to Tur­key

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A Seat­tle man has been sen­tenced to a year in prison for smug­gling guns to Tur­key — weapons that were ul­ti­mately in­tended for Kur­dish fight­ers in Iraq.

The de­fen­dant, 30-yearold Rawnd Khaleel Al­dalawi, is an Iraq na­tive. Fed­eral pros­e­cu­tors said he joined an­other man, 52year-old Paul Brunt of Belle­vue, in the smug­gling con­spir­acy. Pros­e­cu­tors say Brunt bought the firearms and the men shipped them hid­den in the side pan­els of ve­hi­cles.

The first ship­ment, in Fe­bru­ary 2017, in­volved 30 guns hid­den in three cars. The second, in Novem­ber 2017, in­cluded 47 guns hid­den in two cars. The lat­ter ship­ment was dis­cov­ered by Turk­ish au­thor­i­ties, prompt­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

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