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DVD players used to smuggle guns

Gun smugglers in the US have found a novel way to traffic their deadly goods – by packing the weapons into the spare space found in the cases of humble DVD players.

Police announced they have dismantled a major gun-running operation that used unique methods to smuggle dozens of handguns from the United States into southern Ontario, including hiding them in DVD players like the one displayed at a news conference at Peel police headquarters.

A 29-year-old American living in Toronto faces numerous charges relating to gun trafficking and stands accused of masterminding the operation.

Police provided few details but the seizure and arrest appear to be part of a major push at the border to intercept gun smugglers. (Source:

Story filed 20.02.06

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