Newton on Derwent man Gary Hyde guilty over arms deal

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An arms dealer has been convicted of helping to organise a “huge” shipment of guns and ammunition from China to Nigeria without a licence.

Gary Hyde, 43, from Newton on Derwent near York, was also convicted of concealing commission payments.

Southwark Crown Court heard how 40,000 AK-47 assault rifles, 30,000 rifles and 10,000 pistols, were shipped in 2007.

The former special constable is due to be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 23 November.

About 32 million rounds of ammunition was imported from China between March 2006 and December 2007.

Read more at BBC

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