CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to smuggle more than $200,000 worth of firearms parts out of the United States.
Federal prosecutors say 53-year-old Abelardo Delmundo, of Toms River, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act and U.S. anti-smuggling laws. He faces five years in prison when he’s sentenced Aug 7.
Delmundo admitted that from 2008 through October 2013, he and other conspirators he met through an online forum agreed to ship firearms and firearms parts from the U.S. to the Philippines.
Knowing that suppliers in the U.S. wouldn’t ship to the Philippines, the conspirators arranged for suppliers to send the firearms parts to Delmundo’s Toms River address so it would appear that it was a domestic sale.
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