An Expatriate Imports Weapons And Tries To Get Rid Of Them Inside The Port!
On Sunday, the Criminal Court of First Instance of Dar El Beida in suburban Algiers listened to the statements of an expatriate in his fifties, after thwarting his attempt to bring in weapons of the fifth class from France to Algeria through the port of the capital Algiers.
The defendant was referred to trial for the felony of importing and trading without a license from the legally qualified authority weapons belonging to the fifth category, arms smuggling and violation of customs legislation.
The accused, during his questioning by the police officers, admitted that he had imported weapons to sell for the benefit of criminal groups in the provinces of the East of the country, and tried to evade customs agents while his car was passing through the checkpoint for metal detection
He then unloaded the bags containing weapons, and hid them in one of the corners of the port, before he retracted his statements in the session on Sunday.
He thus refuted the existence of a criminal intention to bring the weapons, and even stated that they were acquired in a licensed manner for the purpose of using them in the weddings of his region in the eastern wilaya or province of Khenchela, arguing that he was ignorant of the procedures in place at the level of border crossings in Algeria.
After legal deliberations in the file, the court pronounced a penalty of 3 years in prison, one year of which suspended and a fine of 300,000 DZD.